New Found Disease

by Belle   Aug 21, 2016

I have this little problem and know I'm not alone.
I'm addicted to the people with whom I share a home.
I need their approval or anxious I will get.
And I put aside my needs to see that theirs are met.
I mask my pain with humor, as crazy as that sounds.
I feel like I'm unlovable and my condition just rebounds.
I can not make decisions because I don't know what they want.
And my indecisiveness only makes them taunt.
I don't know what I'm feeling and I find it most unpleasant.
My new found disease, I am a co-dependent.


Did You Like This Poem?

Latest Comments

  • 1 year ago

    by Em


  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Hi Belle, this is definitely a write many of us can relate to. It always seems the more we need them the less they need us. Vicious cycle we put ourselves in. Well done-

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy


    Many writers on here will be ablessed to relate to this issue.

    I like how you describe it's symptoms line by line before the reveal at the end. This makes for a bigger impact and emphasises the point well.

    Take care,


  • 2 years ago

    by Hellon

    I actually like that you've put line breaks kind of lets the reader really get that you have a problem trying to please others and resulting in a lot of stress for yourself. I felt the need to take a breath in between each live...I hope that's what you were aiming for??