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Why Not Me?

Why doesn't my talent win me contests?
Why doesn't my best get me 1st place?
Why doesn't my good looks get me cute girls?
Why doesn't my stamina win me a race?

Why do I have to play fairly?
What exactly is at stake?
Why the hell should you care,
What difference does it make?

I have no respect for anyone who beats me,
I have no care, even if they're my friend.
I will lie and say "you did good" and everything else,
It's one of the many false messages I send.

You may say I'm a sad person
Others more sympathetic say underrated.
Some will say pathetic loser,
But... I am very underestimated.
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Submitted on January 25, 2013

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In the odd 25 years that he has lived, he has seen folly, stupidity, hate and all manner of evil and debasement. He speaks nothing but truth, spurns all ridicule and sets the world aflame with but the swish of a pen. more…

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