Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 6,935 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

'Useless'..... [Human Uselessness; PSYCHOLOGY; Useless Advice? ; Humor/Humour? ; Sort Of SHORT] Poem by Bri Edwards


'Useless' can be a nasty word; it can make one feel just like a turd.
But, if you think about it, that's ABSURD. [It' just a word! ! ] …. 'Useless'
I suppose, at times, it's said in jest, or at a bothered mind's behest.
But you'd better never (it) believe, ‘cause if you do, you may be apt to grieve,
AND wish you‘d never ever been born, AND think of …..Mom and Dad with scorn.

You may be bald, deaf, or even toothless,
but NO ONE ever is …..COMPLETELY useless!
WELL ……NO, I'll NOT say …….some things that I 'could'.
They might hurt YOU and YOU. That'd be NO GOOD!
So keep deluding yourselves. Yes! YOU-be-RUTHLESS!
AND keep telling yourselves 'I'M NOT USELESS! '

(July 12,2014)

Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: psychology


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instead of assuming i am useless (as so many have said about me) , i decided to write this poem to try to tickle some brains or funny bones. did i succeed? or am i REALLY useless. come on (don't) tell me the truth. bri :)

Comments about this poem ('Useless'..... [Human Uselessness; PSYCHOLOGY; Useless Advice? ; Humor/Humour? ; Sort Of SHORT] by Bri Edwards )

  • Bronze Star - 2,520 Points Francis Lynch (8/2/2014 8:37:00 PM)

    I believe in minimalism; so I strive to use less words as possible in my writing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,246 Points John Westlake (7/29/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Wouldn't say you're useless Bri and anyone who says you are can go do to themselves what the baby eating Bishop of Bath and Wells wanted to do to Blackadder. Still, I like this poem well enough. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,281 Points Valsa George (7/28/2014 7:34:00 AM)

    You didn't tickle, but honestly gave a tilt! So very true.... never ever tell anyone that he is useless as that very word is USELESS......! Even if someone tells it, don't believe it or take it to heart...... Yes, Bri, there is always 'method in your madness'! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 54 Points Rouren Torres (7/27/2014 11:34:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed it, so I guess you achieved your goal. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (7/27/2014 9:54:00 PM)

    I could make a cheap shot and say this useful, but then that would just be useless wouldn't it? Still this was actually a delightful comeback, obviously the person who made the comment was not familiar with your ability to bend the lexicon in a very strategically way much to their dismay. And it is just a word, only a word that bites, whiles yours attack, but in a good way. It got to my funny bones, even the caps lock. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 314 Points Ruth Walters (7/23/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    You're never alone or ruthless when you've got a Ruthie ;) Funny poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,059 Points Mandolyn ... (7/23/2014 1:49:00 AM)

    I love milk n cookies after 9 pm! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,227 Points Mr. Nobody (7/23/2014 1:01:00 AM)

    Truly a USELESS poem

    but so is cheesecake...


    A+ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/23/2014 12:26:00 AM)

    A moving motivational mandate that is refreshing! (Report) Reply

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