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Monday, January 30, 2012

Unvarnished Advice




“Don’t ask me a question if you’re not willing to listen to the answer.”  

Sassy.  Opinionated.  Blunt.
You know how I am,
Yet you act so surprised
At my direct responses
To the latest crisis in your life.
Tact and subtlety
Are foreign tongues to me,
My stubborn adherence to integrity
A matter of pride, a part of my identity.

Truth is a stubborn thing,
And I will not dance around
In your veil of delusions merely
For the sake of your comfort.
I have no cruel intentions,
No malice toward you.
Honesty will prove
Much less cruel in the long run,
And my conscience remains
Untainted by a willing deceit.

Sassy.  Opinionated.  Blunt.
Perhaps the initials
Should have given you a clue.

7 comments:

Divalounger said...

"Truth is a stubborn thing"---How many times have I thought that? I am someone who does open her mouth and say the things that other people think and don't say--I related to this piece!

Thanks!

@AudreyHowitt

poetrydiary said...

I liked the ending here. (Slightly) more subtle than the character you describe!

Heaven said...

Truth is a stubborn thing ~

Nice ending line ~

Buddah Moskowitz said...

“Don’t ask me a question if you’re not willing to listen to the answer.”

Which is why I don't ask too many questions.

Liked the directness of this.

Brian Miller said...

Truth is a stubborn thing,
And I will not dance around
In your veil of delusions merely
For the sake of your comfort

BAM those are strong words...but i feel you...i am much the same...and it will get me in trouble occassionally...ha

Andrew Kreider said...

Loved the play on the initials at the end! Sassy, indeed :)

Bianca said...

Tact and subtlety
Are foreign tongues to me

I am so much like this, I seem to tell it like it is as well. I don't sugar coat things for people.