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Keep Toxicity at Bay

Get off your high horse

By Manisha DhalaniPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Keep Toxicity at Bay
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Tit for tat.

I find myself

Struggling with loneliness

But what cuts deeper

Is that when

You do find some people

To share love, chatter and joy with

There will be some

Who are just waiting

To rain on your parade.

These people

Who don't include

But want to be included

Who don't enjoy

But can't see you happy

Who have enough

But want more

More of what they don't own

They don't deserve

For there is no reciprocity

There is no effort

From their side

But they want you to drop everything

To make sure there are a part of what you do

Even though you have tried to make them a part


And they keep saying no.


To them, I say

Get off your high horse

You are no better than poison.

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About the Creator

Manisha Dhalani

Content writer and marketer helping solopreneurs achieve organic growth. Loves reading, eating cake, and having insightful conversations.


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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Glacier Heart18 days ago

    Very Unique

  • Not to mention confusing. A confusing poison, one that tastes sweet on the tongue but rests bitter in the stomach. Love the poem, Manisha, & resonate thoroughly with it.

  • One day, they would experience that same poison from someone else. Karma is always watching. Loved your poem!

  • D. J. Reddall2 months ago

    The other humans can be vexing, can't they?

  • 💜💜💜💜

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