when loyalty saved the day

It didnt. It didnt come running with arms wide open, to thank me for a job well done. And it was. instead it looked me in the eye and told me i had not given my all. That i needed to put in more time. To invest some more in it, loyalty. to give and give and give. And if i had no more to give, loyalty said, it could easily find another sycophant. Yes, jack was going to find another jill to go up the hill with.

Loyalty had left me for dead. I turned one cheek and it asked me to turn the other. Yes,the day i waited for loyalty to put food on my table, i went hungry. To put clothes on my back, i went topless. To put shoes on my feet, i got blisters. Loyalty didnt have cash. It didnt have food stamps, Didnt have any old clothes to give, no crumbs fell from its table. It had promises. And i was getting weary. Screw loyalty. I want to live.

17 loungers burdening me:

Tandra said...

live away!! im all for living...

chill those things that hurt so bad!

31337 said...

*getting into line*

Carlo said...

My sister said something about leaving her boyfriend, "I don't want safe and secure, I want pizaz, fun, drama!"

Let loose and live child.

Princess said...

The way this is written. I like!

*But there's more to this post than you're lettng on....

The 27th Comrade said...

It gets worse when you're being loyal to a cold, impartial system/society. It not only refuses to recognise loyalty thus far given, it also punishes for any divergences. :o(

Mr. B2B said...

Did you say topless...
Where was i?

Aww bambi Antipop!
I hear you on this one!

sybella said...

eh, tis tight. princess is right, there is so much more to this...

buttercookie said...

Carlo, your sister is the winner.

That's wat it should all be about.

Antipop, pee intoo the wind and see what directionit takes. If the wind blows back at u and u taste yo pee, at least u can say one thing.... "I HAVE TASTED PEE!!"

-Miss Cheri

phoebe said...

@Cheri; really?! You've done this? Seen your pee take all sorts of directions??? Me likes the idea.

@Antipop; royalty is good. royalty to self.

petesmama said...

Loving the way this is written.

But I am essentially a loyal person - even when it is thrown back in my face. I mean what is loyalty if it is never tested?

However, a hug for the hurting - (((((((0)))))))

Pursue happyness.

val said...

Carpe Diem indeed!!

Majonzi said...

well-written... unless loyalty is not reciprocated... its a good thing. Wouldn't you like to have a loyal friend by your side?

Be silent said...

It's just testing you don't give up... As if i would stay there. I want to live too

The Dark Knight said...

loyalty? please.

Don said...

"things that hurt so bad..."

i couldn't agree with you more here. i never realized how much loyalty never meant. thanks for sharing.

Don said...

@ majonzi: if not reciprocated, then i don't see the purpose. i agree.

Esquire of the mountain said...

A catch 22 situation it seems...but then i think loyalty and patience are inseparable...always turning up just when the last bit of life is ebbing...

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