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I am really enjoying reading rather than writing my poetry. Thank you so much for your supportive comments last week, I really appreciate your feedback on what you thought of me reading my poem out and once again this week I have decided to record my post so that you can listen but I have also printed the words below so that you have the best of both worlds.
This week I wrote a poem about being ‘too nice’ – something I have been guilty of for far too long now and I am trying to get out of the habit of not saying ‘no’! BUT I am not going to stop being nice. I’d rather be that way to be honest.
Being nice gets you nowhere
Being nice gets you nowhere That's what people say Take off you with no thank you Tell me will there come a day Will people know or understand How to be polite It really doesn't take a lot Please try with all your might And then there's stabbing you in the back I think that may be worse I give and give without learning I wonder why I curse! I wonder if they realise what they actually did Or if like me, their feelings They keep them so well hid But if being nice gets you nowhere Then I'll be on that road I'd rather have my morals intact Than a nasty little toad I'll stay just the way I am Decent and upstanding And you carry on the way you are You'll be in for a bumpy landing!
Copyright Victoria Welton 31st July 2013
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