the death & rebirth of empathy

If you've fallen sick, you've earned it;
If you're broke, you've earned that, too.
There's a lesson. Have you learned it?
No? Oh well. I pity you.

So why don't you really try?
Now, why don't you try again?
You're pathetic when you cry --
Why don't you breathe & count to ten?

Too bad that you're not smarter.
It's too bad that you complain.
I'm sure if you worked harder
You wouldn't feel so much pain.

[Insert death, perhaps a bankruptcy,
Disaster of some sort,
A loss, a painful injury,
’Cause life is tough & short]

I'm trying hard to remain strong.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong ...