Starving for Attention

13 Feb

“There is nothing so pathetic as a bore who claims attention – and gets it.” ~Author Unknown


Starving for Attention

There are some people out there who
Are starving for attention
They live for other people giving
Them the slightest mention

They let on like they care about
The things you have to say
But watch their egos flare up when
You don’t give time of day

The ego doesn’t like to give
Benefit of the doubt
Their selfish little minds begin
To whine and cry and pout

They start to make assumptions like
“You’re scared of what I said!
I must have made you upset so
Now that is why you’ve fled!”

It is the same song sung by those
Who are so malnourished
For praise, approval, respect and
Other selfish things wished

I’ve been called angry by those who
Have missed 200 writes
Filled with messages of peace
And strength, avoiding fights

Poems that proclaim there is
No use in arguing
Ballads that say “Walk on” when
Their ego feels the sting

The ones who starve for attention
Are quite easy to spot
They are not understanding when
They don’t get what they’ve sought

They make assumptions, grasp at straws
And start to act really pissy
To them your silence is an act
Of a cowardly sissy

The warrior is not rattled
And does not dignify
They do not lower themselves ‘cause
The road they take is high

Words like “scared” and “upset” will
Just roll off of their backs
The warrior has peace of mind
Because they know the facts

And ignorant assumptions by
The starving don’t mean squat
To those who crave it so badly
They will remain distraught

Because there never will be enough
Attention to please
The more they get, the more they want
The more it won’t appease

I have no qualms with starving them
My attention is saved
For selfless, loving people who
To ego aren’t enslaved

                                     ~Miro

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9 Responses to “Starving for Attention”

  1. granbee February 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Selfless, loving people–how grateful I am you ended on that note. I really needed to leave this post thinking of those types of folks in my own life, not the “other kind”! Thank you, dear Miro–and many blessings on your warriorly self!

    • Miro February 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Thanks Granbee. There’s only a certain amount of time we have each day to allot to others. When we take a moment to understand and accept how little time it actually is, we become a bit more selective about who we spend it on. 🙂
      Thanks for reading and commenting.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

      • pbus1 February 14, 2012 at 1:59 am #

        Hello Miro,

        Awesome insight! God bless!

        Paulette

  2. Soma Mukherjee February 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    Image is really funny and a lot of people do carry it on their forehead
    its a beautiful poem Miro…attention seekers have a very low self esteem and thus keep looking for others approval constantly…they have to look inside..once you realize your potential you will realize what a blessing it is to have gifted people all around
    another powerful poem..

    • Miro February 14, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Wonderfully said, Soma. It’s so true that low self esteem is a major issue. While it may be nice to gain the approval of the masses, the only approval that brings true peace comes from the person in the mirror.
      Thank you for the kind words, glad you enjoyed it.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  3. Christy February 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Ah yes the attention seekers. Is better to be selfless than so interested in promoting oneself!

    • Miro February 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      Very true. It really is an unhealthy trait, and can eventually come off as downright obsessive and sad. Many attention seekers remind me of drug addicts, desperately chasing that next fleeting fix. A little detox of embracing solitude would do them a world of good to put things into perspective.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  4. Sue Dreamwalker February 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Warriors of Light plant their Truth often and if those who cannot see this truth for themselves only craving attention for themselves, then they do not see the truth of a warrors way… Spring cleaning is on its way in many a warriors life ! ..
    Another very insightful poem Miro

    • Miro March 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Eloquently put, sister. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

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