Monday, March 13, 2017

You Do Not Need To Tell Me

You do not need to tell me of how marvelous you are
Or of the size of your house or swimming pool or car
Or of your marvelous children or your beautiful wife
Though good on you for leading a materially successful life

Self promotion nowadays is quite the in thing
And you are just one of many that their own praises like to sing
But self praise is no praise as the wise one does say
And i happen for to be one who see it in this way

In a Human World where billions of people for material success do compete
Those seen to be losers live on poverty street
But in life for others to win big they had to lose
Though the sort of life they live is not the sort of life they did choose

Since i am a fellow quite hard to impress
Why bother to tell me of your latest success
For those doing it tough you do not feel any sympathy
Yet sad to think many like you who lack in empathy

Are materially successful and seen by many as great
Suppose the people we aspire to be like we do celebrate
On the ladder of material success you are one who has climbed far
Though you do not need to tell me of how marvelous you are.

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