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Nice Guys- a poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
The world is filled with nice guys,
as ineffectual as they can be.
Their lives are paved with good intentions,
but offer confusion and havoc in failure.
Their inherent harmlessness an irony,
by the devastation they cause.
Inaction their choice of security,
they can drag you to the depths of their ineptitude.
Nice guys finished last because the seeking has ceased,
their lives in the shadow of possibility,
clinging to the remnants of a life in tatters.
They seduce by the sweetness of need.
How effective they are in their veil of reality,
offering no more than the walls of limit,
all in the name of love.
How shallow they are in their self-realisation.
Nice guys are the best pretenders,
the masters of self-deception and the purveyors of lies,
wrapped in the whispers of loving protection and sharing.
How blind they are to their reality.
Nice guys are often helpless,
guided by their own needs and folly,
but lost, needing company.
Nice guys are not always nice.