Hopes and Promises

I should have known better
than to expect someone
who could not even love themselves
to even try
to love another.
Worse,
I cannot bring myself
to hate
the monster you have become.
All that fills me
when I hear of you
is pity.

~lt

5 thoughts on “Hopes and Promises”

      1. I believe in a more benevolent pity, such that it is more our capacity to share in the sorrows and troubles of another individual than to feel contempt for their plight. Following this line of thought takes us to the pursuit of wanting to aid the suffering out of mercy, which is undoubtedly the cornerstone of compassion. Of course, many use pity and self-pity to an unhealthy extreme, which I think is why it has such a negative connotation.

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