Plethora

Thinking back to the old days
I’ve always had responsibilities along the way
Unchosen and unspoken they were always understood
I’ve had a lot put on my shoulders and not always good
I have worry for many of those around me
Unneeded stress that has built up plenty
Losses have been suffered so my role shifts
It seems I’ve been meant to always be the gift
I give and I give, which may be why I feel empty
So much expected of me, but it’s just who I am naturally
Many others putting themselves in situations unknown
It just so happens I’ve been there for a portion in which they’ve grown
So I adopt the notion of caring for who they are
And rather not see them acquire any scars
Physical or emotional this world takes its toll
Never know what the next second or day will unfold
Irrational behaviors taken so some can elevate
It’s sad to think that some actually thrive from hate
I’m drawn to those who have a passion that’s great
One that expresses purpose and moral traits
While I sit back and restrict myself alone
The others confuse the tactic because they only focus on their own
Sacrifices have been made that aren’t public
Yet still more is expected because they want a lift
Selfishness seems to be prolific
Which is unfortunate since the results are horrific
Contemplating the next move and if I need a little time
What can I do to save some sanity, but still produce shine
I can’t shake the feeling of needing to protect
Maybe I spread myself too thin, it’s hard to detect
People saying I need to do this or that
When they themselves can’t even face the facts
It gets exhausting being the guide to the solution
Always being looked to for a sense of resolution
Not saying that I’m ungrateful to be used in this manner
Just many seem to take what I offer for granted to reach their own glamour
Given what gives me life it’s hard to avoid the needs
When someone is in trouble I feel obligated to help them succeed
It’s the double edge sword of the choice and it’s hard to balance
No matter what transpires there will always be a challenge

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