Not My Dream Anymore

You can’t please everyone!
It’s a broken record,
but as an accurate statement,
it survives undefeated.

I’ve spent my entire life, it seems,
putting everyone else’s needs before mine,
and the bitter outcome is people are only
after what they can get for themselves.

I know, I started paying attention to how
people operate a little too late,
but that’s the lesson I’ve learned,
such a hard pill to swallow.

The same people I try to help do not care
about my well-being; their actions speak
louder than words. I’ve since cut my losses
with the negative energies they give off.

An enormous house with all of my family
under one roof has always been my dream
until I realized I’d be biting off
more than I can chew.