Save yourself.

“nobody can save you but
yourself.
you will be put again and again
into nearly impossible
situations.
they will attempt again and again
through subterfuge, guise and
force
to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly
inside.

nobody can save you but
yourself
and it will be easy enough to fail
so very easily
but don’t, don’t, don’t.
just watch them.
listen to them.
do you want to be like that?
a faceless, mindless, heartless
being?
do you want to experience
death before death?

nobody can save you but
yourself
and you’re worth saving.
it’s a war not easily won
but if anything is worth winning then
this is it.

think about it.
think about saving your self.”

Charles Bukowski

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  1. I want to save someone else, if it means i will have nothing, i will gain nothing. Yet in the end I already knew what is the sense of betrayal and I can and will resort nothing to accept my death at the end of that.

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    1. It’s not about having something.

      I lived by your concept all my life until one fine day I had to accept the by saving everyone else and self sacrificing I am left with most damage and no help. Even from people I saved.

      Even worse I was no more capable of helping anyone else too.

      It took a very long time to realise I need to save myself first. Especially my own sanity and life.

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      1. Thank you milady for that conviction. For without this response, I may be clueless on the things I was doing. You hit the mark and bullseye on what my life was and still is. I am no Jesus Christ, nor any loving god. For me the one I wanted to be selfless is my daughter. She is still young she needs my selfless act of contrition of everything. I want to fuck old Filipino or any kind of tradition..the only way I need to be is a selfless bastard that will always be there for my daughter. Even if it means all of my goddamn life to let her know I am with her all along.

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