Don’t tell me I never told you!

Ere we err in moving ahead faster rather than slower
just thought I would let you know
I may look laidback, lazy and a pushover
but don’t push your luck too hard
I can give back as good as I get;
when I am mad, just stay afar!

I am mostly pleasant and happy-go-lucky
but when I am down in the dumps
dealing with me can be somewhat tricky
just leave me alone and I wil be fine
I need no cosseting and coddling
I can jolly well take care of what is mine.

There is just one thing that I cannot tolerate
and that is falsehood of any kind
for lies have the power to lacerate
even the strongest of any relation
don’t say I never warned you
with me, you better tread with caution.

Written for Sadje’s wdys.

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60 thoughts on “Don’t tell me I never told you!

      1. You are right, WordPress is very safe generally, but other social media platforms can be pretty bad. Some of the comments are vicious. I wonder why people vent their angst at anything and everything.

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  1. A very defensive stance I must say. Wonder what hurt can cause such a stance? hugs to those who find it tough to allow people to be dishonest – i have been there πŸ˜‰

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    1. Defense is the best offence, right? πŸ˜‰
      Small, harmless lies are okay but when dishonesty runs deep within a person, it is difficult to continue any kind of relationship with them.
      No, I have not been hurt so far and thanks for the hugs.
      I can’t help being judgemental at times. πŸ˜‚

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      1. I have been exactly like this – lies don’t fly with me and all that.
        Today however I wonder what is it that is making them lie? What makes it so tough for them to see some things.
        But have to admit, lies still irk the hell out of me – even as I try and focus on these curious questions.

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      2. I have not reached that higher plane of understanding yet.
        For some, it becomes a habit; they lie without even thinking and since it is a lie, they forget what they had said earlier and to cover it, there are more lies. It is this compulsive lying which I find so exasperating.
        Lying out of politeness, like telling me I am looking good, when I know I am not, is something I can live with. πŸ˜„

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      3. ❀️
        The problem with me is, I don’t even try sometimes. πŸ˜”…..
        (could not reply for some reason and so responding like this to your comment)
        – – – that being ‘okay’ with what IS – is the higher plane πŸ™‚

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  2. Punam, it is always good to know where you stand with another. Being honest about your needs, wants, and expectations makes for a much easier relationship…. Your poem laid it all out!!

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  3. I think I would have liked to have this verse when arguing with my parents as a teen… but then teens are full of angst!

    And I think it is good advice for anyone to be careful of what they say to others as well as to be better listeners πŸ™‚

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      1. As each generation gets ‘braver’…. some good, but also some not so good traditions go by the way side. There is much I would have like to have discussed with my own folks if they’d given me half a chance.

        Even though there were some ‘rough’ spells with my own – I think we are all in a good place now. Though I suspect some things or discussions about the past won’t surface. And perhaps that is good too.

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