Howie itis

Chicago, IL

#1 Jul 9, 2013
It's not so bad to be friendless,
The advantages, I find, are endless:

For there's no one to borrow,
What they'll never repay;
And no one to steal,
No one to betray.

No envious pal,
Who like a wolf in sheep's guise,
Will attempt to mislead you,
With bad-intentioned advice.

No one to call you -
"Could you please help me move?",
Yet when you're needing help,
They've got the lamest excuse.

No one assailing you,
With their problems and woes;
No one to steal,
What joys you know.

And when our life's over,
And our mortal strand ends;
We all die alone,
With or without friends.

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2013
Pretty valid point. And nicely put. I know when I lost "friends", I actually gained. These days I'd rather be left alone.
Cadbury Bunny

Charlestown, IN

#3 Jul 9, 2013
If you people tried to live your life as Christ did then maybe you wouldn't hate other people so much.

United States

#4 Jul 10, 2013
You don't have to"HATE"people to get tired of being used like a dog and sick of how most people are out for what they can get off of you and exactly what this person said,not around when you need something.I know exactly where they are coming from although I don't have the guts to write them off.

United States

#5 Jul 10, 2013
Cadburry. You are one ignorant something. I am a Christian, saved, born again believer in Jesus Christ. What do you think printed my decision to clean up "the list". There is no hate involved. I just found that life was easier without all the riff-raff.

My, my. You were quick to judge. That was a condescending remark in regards to following Christ's life example. Maybe, you should take a look at yourself. That want exactly compelling anyone to come in, now was it?
Cadbury Bunny

Charlestown, IN

#6 Jul 10, 2013
I don't believe Christ spent a moment of his life feeling sorry for himself, stewed in his own bitterness, or held grudges against people he considered beneath him. I don't believe Christ was a resentful person, I don't think he constantly dwelled on resentment of others. I don't think he would have written a poem about it either.

How much valuable time could have been put into doing something constructive, instead of wasting it on this poem? Or time wasted reading it?

Does that sound Christ-like to you?

And just because someone might call themselves a "Christian" that does not mean that they live their lives as Christ. In fact I brought Christ into the discussion and you were immediately offended by it? You thought I was attacking you? You act like you have something to prove.

Not very Christ-like, would you say?
Howie Itis

Tucker, GA

#7 Jul 10, 2013
I didn't actually write that. I found it on another site & found it to be a much nicer explanation of my own feelings towards the people that I've considered to be my "friends". Even though I do believe, I don't proclaim to be a Christian either. Nothing in my experience changes people from the basic beings that they are. I've tried living the Christ-like life and honestly felt more betrayed by the people who were claiming to be Christian. At least I don't feel so let down by those who don't claim to live at a higher standard.
This thread was not intended to be a debate about Christians vs non-Christians anyway. It was intended to let people who have had like experiences know they are not alone. If you "Cadbury Bunny" feel that the solution is that simple then you have been lucky enough to have been truly disappointed by others and you cannot relate. Congratulations to you but feel free to keep your judgment to yourself. I don't feel like I'm holding a grudge because I refuse to let myself be put in a situation to be taken advantage of again. I was not given this life to be walked all over.

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