Just a minute!
before you cross the threshold and enter my home

leave your mealy- mouthed platitudes by the doorstep

wipe that look of fake abject humility from your face as you wipe your feet

and drop that pseudo hushed tone too

there will be no photo-ops inside

I can very well do without your commiseration in my hour of grief

but luckily for you I was brought up with values

that I am loath to give up even for a low-down scumbag like you

you may posture as much as you like outside my door

but once you enter, do not pollute my sanctum sanctorum

curb your proclivity to spew your sugar laced venom

there is a whole lot of people out there sitting on their haunches

eager to lap up your drivel and never suffering from reflux

better keep this visit short
for the sake of your so-called respectability

for profanities would be clawing at the back of my throat for release.



49 thoughts on “Wait!

  1. Geez, Punam dear. What happened? And knowing how you feel about this anger inducing individual you still let them in? I don’t think I would.
    But I get it. Your poem speaks genius to the very end. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. No, I didn’t, Selma! But do you think they would dare after this dressing down! Lol
      Can’t help the direction my thoughts take some days. Thanks so much for your support.


  2. OMG – who has brought out this wrath? It would be nice, if one day, I am able to look at these people with compassion (knowing they have their own demons that they fight as they spew sugar-laced venom).
    May that day come soon when we have the power to not accept the gift (of profanities) that is given to us.

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      1. Aww, you never have to search, dear Punam! A simple thank you from you is always more than enough. Always. And, you are most welcome, my dear friend. Always. πŸ’–πŸ€—

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