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Don't ~ A Snarky Poem

Updated on March 12, 2012

Don't mistake my smile for weakness

Don't think my quietness is fear

Don't believe my laughter is forgiveness

I may cry but you won't see a tear.


Don't try to hide what you are deep inside

Don't cover it up with a smile

Don't give me manure and call it a rose

I can smell you through all your denial.


Don't take and take and take from me

Don't give me a 'thanks' in return

Don't offer praise for a job well done

I can sense your lack of concern.


Don't puff up with pride in public

Don't boast of things you've done

Don't take ownership of a group effort

I can tell you the world wasn't built by one.


Don't mistake these words for sour grapes

Don't think any friendships will last

Don't believe that others will fall at your feet

I may smile when they call you a pompous ass!


©LMY 3.12.2012

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      ImKarn23, haha! You get it! Thanks for the comment and the vote up!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      I don't take these words as 'sour grapes' at all! I see them more as intelligent and self-respecting! Also - great advice to all the arrogant little narcissists running around who won't listen anyways..lol..voting up

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, I laughed when that line came to me, too! Thanks for the votes!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      LOL Voted up and awesome! This is terrific. My favorite part? Don't give me manure and call it a rose...

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      tillsontitan, I never thought about that, but it would make some fine wall art in a few workplaces I've been! Thanks for the vote!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Ouch! This does show your anger and disillusionment. Well written and very to the point. It may need to be posted in some workplaces ;) Voted up, up, up!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Patty, I know a few like that, but I do try to distance myself from them! Thanks for the comment and votes!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      rebecca, I was angry when I wrote it, so I guess it kind of shows! Thanks for the votes!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Too many people are like that, huh? Rated Up and Awesome.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I like your poem. I can feel where you are coming from. Such true feelings and spoken from the soul.Voted up and...well very beautiful!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Lizam1, I try to distance myself from these types, but sometimes they sneak in! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      I once worked for that person! Thanks for making me smile.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      HipsHoney, thanks!

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      HipsHoney 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Love it!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michele, thanks for your kindness! I'm glad I could make you smile!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, only when people push me or others. I'm only mean to mean people! =) Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Greg, thank you for the comment and the encouragement! I really appreciate it!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, you could never make me angry! Thanks! You have a great day, too!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I like this hub. You gave me a smile today! Thumbs up again!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Lisa, you do have a small mean streak in you.

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      Greg Schweizer 5 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi EF, Great job. DON'T ever stop writing. Greg

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Snarky indeed; remind me never to make you angry. :) A job well-done; loved the last line. Have a great day my dear!