Good for nothing

Easy for you to say that I am good for nothing.

Just because I’m of no use to you,

just because I don’t like the things that you do,

just because I am not aware of something that you’re interested in,

you label me as ‘good for nothing’.

Now let me tell you what I am good at.

I’m good at getting almost anything that I put my mind to,

I’m good at caring about the things that I’m passionate about,

I’m good at loving someone because I give my whole heart,

I’m either all in or all out.

Anyway, after that moment of grief and shock (at hearing those cruel words) passes,

I realize that I may be good for nothing for you,

but I am more than good for myself.

I am good for me,

and that’s good enough for me.

P.S.-

How do you feel when someone close to you says something very cruel to you? Do you start getting distant from them? Or do you just forgive and forget even though they aren’t sorry for what they said or did? What did you think of this poem? Share your thoughts below!

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent yet sad piece. I love the way it is turned around and self acceptance and inner love play their part. Very well done my friend.❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you Grace, glad you liked it ♥♥

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      1. Very welcome.Truly enjoyed.💕

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  2. Ace says:

    What an amazing piece, this is so powerful. I absolutely love this one, incredibly well done 🤗🖤

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you Ace, really means a lot to me ♥♥

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  3. Lokesh Sastya says:

    People near us, generally ignore (give no importance) to our skills and speciality.

    I feel bad. Not much because you have full control over the power and potential you possess.

    Individuals can answer your questions in their way, it may vary. 🙂

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    1. Sonali says:

      I get it, thanks for reading and commenting ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

  4. AB says:

    Sometimes you need to forgive and give a second chance, like you’d want for yourself. But not every act can be forgiven, at times not even our own.
    I loved the power in this poem. A lot of us need to restore our long lost self confidence. I love the thought you’re projecting here ❤️❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      I agree and thank you! You’re always too kind to me ♥♥

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      1. AB says:

        ❤❤

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  5. jathilda says:

    I love this one! It’ s so important to remember that other people’s opinions don’t determine our worth or our capabilities. We are always good enough.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Exactly! Others’ opinions of us is not our reality. We just need to focus on ourselves ♥

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    I’ve had people in my life like this, and there was a time when I would cater to it; no more. Not interested. You are strong and wonderful, and, an excellent poet, Sonali! ❤❤

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    1. Sonali says:

      I’m glad you were able to realize your inner strength and stood up for yourself. It sounds like a simple thing to do but, not everyone can do that.
      Thank you Jeff. Your appreciation really means a lot to me ♥♥

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        I completely understand. I couldn’t either, for a long time. And, I’m still learning, always learning. You’re most welcome, Sonali. ❤️❤️

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      2. Sonali says:

        Learning is an on going process. ♥♥

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  7. Belladonna says:

    Beautiful and sad!

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  8. Hello dear friend. One of my names happens to be … nothing. Pleasure to meet you, I hear you’re good for me. 😉

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    1. Sonali says:

      Hello dear friend. One of my names happens to be… ignore her. Pleasure to meet you, I hear you’re the sweetest ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Such a sad but an empowering piece of poetry, dear Sonali. We’re better off without such people.

    I realize that I may be good for nothing for you,

    but I am more than good for myself.

    I am good for me,

    and that’s good enough for me.

    I loved these lines!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you Shweta! I’m so glad that you liked these lines. Keep supporting ♥♥

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      1. Will do, dear ❤️

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  10. This was heartbreaking but it was all worth it when you you finished it off with some power of self love!💖

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    1. Sonali says:

      Glad you liked it ♥

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  11. Good morning India.
    Love the way you express those thoughts.
    I feel one can forgive immediately…..but forgetting ….it takes some time.After all its human nature to remember those insults and injuries as they linger in the brain.
    May be as they say ‘ time’ is the greatest healer for those insults and injuries.

    Your thoughts are always food for thought.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Good morning!
      I agree. It takes time and time does heal almost everything.

      Thank you ♥♥

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  12. Manoj Mehra says:

    I’m either all in or all out.

    This is so me. If I like someone, I like with all my heart. If don’t like someone, I don’t like at all. There’s no in between.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Exactly! I too am like that.

      Like

  13. Filarance says:

    Such a sad piece..! Very lovely write..!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you! Glad you liked it ♥♥

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      1. Filarance says:

        Most welcome..!

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  14. An excellent poem. Forgive but not forget

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you and exactly, that’s something I agree on with you ♥

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  15. Nawazish says:

    The last 2 lines; only if we understood

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  16. If it is someone close, you have to make them understand. If it is your boss, kick him in the ass 😀 😀

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    1. Sonali says:

      First one sounds okay. Second one sounds really daring and I’d really love for you try that first XD

      Like

      1. Lol 😂😂.. Appreciate your kindness 😉

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      2. Sonali says:

        Haha, always for you XD

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      3. Thank you for that 😀 😀

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  17. Kritika says:

    Let the other speak his or her mind. At least you get to know what they are. One’s value is only recognized by one self. None knows you better than you yourself.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Wise words Kritika. Thanks for reading ♥♥

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      1. Kritika says:

        My pleasure (hearts)

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  18. Jokerswild says:

    This poem describes the perfect situation of the standard quo scenario society lays on each other. The hurt of hearing a painful remark when you’ve given nothing but your heart to someone, and then the follow up pain of hearing a plastic apology to go with it leaves a scar. Forgive and forget, easier said than done….forget in time but forgiving takes patience. When one attempts to takes your worth, it’s beyond offensive and when getting it back, a little strength emerges with it and that’s why we use it against those who attempted to weaken us. I love how you described a few of your strengths among the many you posses, being all in, knowing you’re good enough and the confidence and heart. For every wall that was attempted to break down, like myself, you built two stronger ones to represent a foundation of how you stand tall….I love♥️♥️♥️it! You…good for nothing, you’re more like “Better for Everything”♥️🌹

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so so much Roy! And I agree with everything you said. Your comments are always so insightful and always a pleasure to read ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jokerswild says:

        Thank you so much lovely, you are always a pleasure to read, it’s like my own thoughts at times.♥️♥️

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  19. HappySoul says:

    Beautifully written

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥♥

      Like

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