Sunday, June 4, 2017

THE DRAMA QUEEN


Idle thoughts on a Sunday morning.
Submitted to Poets United
Poetry Pantry #356
June 3, 2017



THE DRAMA QUEEN
                
You may know her.

She snatches defeat from the jaws of
victory.

She thrives on depression.

She dwells on the blows life deals,
taking the good for granted.

She approaches each task with
visions of failure.

Success is not on her radar.

Her glass is always half empty.

She draws negative to her as honey
draws bees.

She’s a drama queen who usually gets
just what she expects, because
she expects little.

How do you break the cycle?

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18 comments:

  1. 'She thrives on depression.'...that she does!...lol..

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  2. Good question...an outside force perhaps!

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  3. I think that there are men like this as well... not easy to break the cycles...

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  4. Oh I know this person. Almost impossible to break the cycle.........

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  5. I think we have all known people like this. So very hard to break such a cycle.

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  6. Yes, I know a few people like that. I think it might be hard to break the cycle if one doesn't see the signs.

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  7. Well catalogued! Sadly, I don't think anyone else can break the cycle for them.

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  8. "She snatches defeat from the jaws of victory"---what a compelling image!

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  9. The question might be: What is she really looking for?

    Elizabeth

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    1. Perhaps just to be the center of attention, perhaps programmed from childhood to not feel good enough.

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  10. Well composed. I believe I can best help her by being the best me I can be.

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  11. I think I know her - lol. Most people eventually come to a point where they stop indulging in behavior that does not work for them ... and, in fact, works against them. Sadly, there are those who seem to go to great lengths to avoid that epiphany.

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  12. LOL...I see many of the old vultures are back again for some blood sport. Ugly !

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  13. There's always one - I loved the line - She draws negative to her as honey
    draws bees... spellbinding

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  14. Sadly negative treatment in childhood often give people the attitude they will never be good enough and as adults they just can't break away from it. Hopefully those so affected will find someone who can show them what is possible.

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  15. Good question! I like how you describe her character.. so vivid.

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  16. I don't know how to break the cycle, but you're right: I know someone EXACTLY like that!

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