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I thought being nice made you cool......but im just a fool

Updated on January 19, 2012

Trying to be nice to someone,

doesn't really matter,

they throw your sympathy on the floor,

then your humanity begins to shatter.

Having kind words to say,

seems the civilized thing to do,

but it's like trying to open a door,

when they just won't let you through.

Empathy is only natural,

when similar states exist,

you offer your services,

but the opportunity is missed.

We're all angels with one wing,

we need each other to fly,

it's just music when you refuse to sing,

like it's pointless when you refuse to try.

Offered services seem to stink,

it's suspicious when offered for nothing,

is there an ulterior motive you think,

or you wonder if they're bluffing.

You lay your heart upon the line,

and seek to offer advice,

but the recipient just wants to whine,

while your heart they gladly slice.

You try your best to be a friend,

and offer your loyal hand,

but the beginning seems to be the end,

the reason why you don't understand.

Being nice just is not cool,

when it's thrown back in your face,

it makes you seem like a fool,

and your hope and trust misplaced.

Some people don't know when they're better off,

when a hand stretches out of the blue,

they sneer and just want to scoff,

then turn their back on you.

So why should I be a giver,

when all the world just takes,

the thought just makes me shiver,

at their obvious mistakes.


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  • imatellmuva profile image

    imatellmuva 5 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

    Nicely done! The title caught my attention, and I agree wholeheartedly, for I have experienced this one too many times. I will however continue to be nice, and lend a helping hand...just not to the those who scoff at you.

    "we're all angels with one wing..." Wow! Voted Up!

  • KellyPittman profile image

    Kelly Pittman 5 years ago from Walker, LA

    This is great work! I can relate. Shared and voted up!

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    Sunnie Day 5 years ago


    This was really good and has alot of truth to it..Some only want the attention and nothing you will do or say appears to change their outlook but what counts is your heart..The kindness you put out may feel like it comes back void but honestly your words are life and will take resident somewhere, sometime. Just know even though you felt like what you said could change them somehow, make them move in another direction, you have done what you could..Once my dad saw a homeless man sitting outside a pizza place..he bought him a pizza and attempted to hand it to him on his way out..The homeless man said. I DONT WANT YOUR DAM PIZZA! Sort of the same thing..but that doesnt mean the next homeless person would not accept a gift from the heart.



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    shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

    Mark, because the world scoffs at you would you stop being you?? ... It is their disability and problem not your. Go on doing all the good you can, don't expect anything in return. Shalom!