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Being a pathological people pleaser is a slow suicide.

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
Photo by Jonathan Cooper on Unsplash

Blood gushed from her

Never-healing wounds

She was a fountain of blood

Her eyeballs on their skewers

Dipped into her blood

Blinded her from the truth


Blood type O, Universal Donor

So they let her bleed

Stuck in this barbarous cycle

They dipped into her blood

Both seriatim and all at once

They took and took and TOOK


She was already an anaemic

But they exsanguinated her

She shrivelled up, had nothing left

Her saviour complex saved them

But it didn't save her from them

Solipsistic vampires


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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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  • Kenneth cruza day ago

    Deep and meaningful, just how I like it. Great work with a message starkly and boldly told , but true as can be!

  • Pauline Fountain15 days ago

    Congratulations on your TS!! Thank you for the Content Warning but it had no impact on me in any distressing way. As so often with your writing I deeply relate. I find relief Pauline ❤️🌸

  • Rebecca Pattonabout a month ago

    The imagery is definitely graphic but it drives the point across very well. Sometimes, you just have to say no, you are important too.

  • Kelsey Clareyabout a month ago

    The imagery in this piece is incredible. Such a graphic way to capture the feeling of giving out too much of yourself.

  • Sasi Kalaabout a month ago

    very well.

  • ema2 months ago

    This is so powerful and intriguing! Well done!

  • Maria DC2 months ago

    I love suspense!

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Powerful imagery. Bold and brave, and insightful.

  • This poem explores the depths of exploitation and sacrifice, presenting a striking image of the cost borne by people who selflessly give to others only to be left completely empty in the process.

  • Ramie Lewis2 months ago

    Really enjoyed this. Made me envision a woman, wild with distraught on the inside. I also appreciate the use of great words like solipsistic and seriatim. Great!

  • Tina D'Angelo2 months ago

    I wonder, are O+ people empathetic to their death, because they know they can save anyone and everyone? Do they bleed out for strangers and loved ones alike? Now I have something new to ponder when I can't sleep at night. Thank you. Thank you very much...😂

  • Ma Rehela 2 months ago

    Great work!!

  • Hope Martin2 months ago

    I love the depth of this. As someone who has/had/struggles to control her savior complex, it's completely accurate to say that there are vampires out there who will bleed people like her dry, until there's nothing left for her to give. I feel like I have been here, metaphorically and physically.... I loved this a lot Dharrsheena. <3 Good job babes!

  • Rastogi 2 months ago

    Congratulations. ❤️

  • Dasani Jones2 months ago

    A well deserved top story! Great work!!😘

  • Test2 months ago

    Great writing!

  • Ayomide Oyeyinka 2 months ago

    Good one!

  • M. Lee2 months ago

    I really enjoy your skillful use of language and your detailed descriptions. This truly is what it feels like to be used by people who just don’t care about anyone but themselves. Good job!

  • Liam Storm2 months ago

    How amazing it is that you can write so elegantly consistently! I have been recommended you, and I can see why! I am fairly new to vocal and attempting to get my name out there via some of the challenges that are currently live. I would greatly appreciate it if you got the chance to read any of my pieces, and gave any form of constructive criticism! No worries if not.

  • Henry Delfino3 months ago

    Hey there, just wanna let you know that this needs to have the disclaimer added to the beginning or ending, stating that it was created with the help of AI 😊

  • S. A. Crawford3 months ago

    This is phenomenal; it really lines up with your bio "glitteringly savage"... that's exactly what this poem gives. I am in awe!

  • E.K. Daniels3 months ago

    The imagery was disturbing, in a good way. Fabulous work!

  • Salomé Saffiri3 months ago

    from the very first lines your words gave me goosebumps. They felt serrated, sharp and precise and cut straight to the point. thank you for this read

  • Jess Boyes3 months ago

    Wow! Just wow! 🤩

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