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Selective Empathy

  A selective empathetic is a more sinister evil than the outright unempathetic. The unempathetic is quite small in numbers, and are under more scrutiny. The selective empathetic is one of reflective desire, picking and choosing those to be glad for and wishing to prosper based off of desired personal gain, gain that involves putting others down in the process. This level of empathy is pure submission to outside preachers, outside systems, media, literature, art, and economics, and represents a dark and fallible inner sense. Letting things simply happen, apathetic to their greater truth, nihilistic in meaning, and a walking product of guiding forces around them. A pure empathetic is empathetic to all in all situations, noticing the humanity in all. It is sad to notice the selective empathetic being a prevalent and lauded endeavor, when the qualities of such selective empathetic are thought of also as manipulation. A great contradiction in social morality and personal character judgeme


 I act so selfishly

I hold onto things that need to roam

I hold onto my emotions too closely

I break my back trying to hold

I lie in bed

Your movements across my mind

That sweet smile in my head

Those luscious eyes so daring

And your joy is glowing

And my feelings so divine

I hold onto those I love

I hold too tightly

Promises of a dove

You're so amazing in every way

I lie in bed

Quiet afternoons

And wish you'd be here soon

I notice a missing piece

I noticed a few

I cant understand rejection

I cant understand space

Sometimes its just a projection

In the mirror i see its face

And in the silo

Filled with lovely roses

A rose dies with each day

Each moment I dont see you

Sighing as I wait for you

Sighing as I find things to do

Sighing as I think of things i dont want to

Sighing as I listen to your voice in my head

Sighing as the day goes by

Sighing as I make people cry

Sighing as it turns over

Sighing without my four leaf clover

Watching you walk away

I cant feel the same

Every moment with you so precious

I close my eyes and slip away

Sometimes we have to let it go

I don't care how long it takes

I want to be with you for life

I want to feel your embrace

Your validation so firey and graceful

I wonder about the days

About the times I had fun

And those are my light

In a deep world of darkness

Sometimes we need small pieces

To feel in line again

And to forgive ourselves

For we have all sinned

Oh how I feel so strongly

And how I miss you

That every moment you're here

I want to kiss you

That every moment you create

Sometimes I wish I knew more

I feel it so deeply

I act so selfish

Im waiting for this

Im waiting for you

For any moment spent

Any moment at all

Whether thats today

Or tomorrow

Or 2 years from now

Or the last day I live

Is the best time I'll ever know

For I have seen you grow

And you bring me joy

I trust you deeply

I cant figure it out

My love for you is wild

And my selfishness in doubt