Suzy Kassem


Beware Of Those - Poem by Suzy Kassem

Beware of those who are bitter,
For they will never allow you
To enjoy your fruit.

Beware of those who criticize you
When you deserve some praise for an achievement.
For they secretly desire to be worshiped.

Beware of those who are needy or stingy,
For they would rather sting you
Than give you anything.

Beware of those who are always hungry.
They will feed you to the wolves
Just to get paid.

Beware of those who speak negatively
About everything and everybody.
A negative person will
Never say a positive thing about you.

Beware of those who are bored
And not passionate about life.
They will bore you with reasons for not living.

Beware of those who are too focused with
Polishing and beautifying their outer shells.
They lack true substance to understand
That genuine beauty is in the heart
that resides inside.

Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams.
They only dream to have the ability
To take half your steps.

Beware of those who steer you away
From your heart's true happiness.
It would make them happy to see you
Steer yourself next to them,
Sitting with both your hearts bitter.

Those who are critical don't like being criticized,
And those who are insensitive have a deficiency
In their senses.

And finally,
Beware of those who tell you to BEWARE.
They are too aware of everything -
And live alone, scared.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Form: Ghazal


Poet's Notes about The Poem

"Beware of Those" by Suzy Kassem, Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Also found in the book ‘Rise Up and Salute the Sun' 2010.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 5, 2015


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