Francis Duggan

A Natural Thing - Poem by Francis Duggan

To want to be liked is a natural thing
It makes us happy when others our praises do sing
But most people sensitive to criticism or so 'twould appear
Nice things said about them they only wish to hear
You may have many admirers though not everyone is on your side
And put down words can leave one with a wounded sense of pride
But the words of a wise one i often recall
That you well may win many but you won't win them all
Hurt feelings can leave one feeling down as most would agree
And it is nice to be liked that's how it seems to be
But why allow those who try to deride you for to get you down
Who wants to be known as the sad sack of the town
That most people like to be liked does remain ever true
And you feel happy when others say nice things of you.

Topic(s) of this poem: natural

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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