Francis Duggan

If You Haven't Something Good To Say - Poem by Francis Duggan

If you haven't something good to say of one best say nothing at all
The judgemental and the arrogant in their ways are so small
Words can be so hurtful when used to cause offense
Some derive their sadistic pleasure at others expense
Never belittle anyone and give credit where it is due
What I say here is a known fact and happens to be true
The jealous and offensive do live in every town
In their cruel words they do find their warped enjoyment on putting others down
Respect to the feelings of others a good person always does pay
Such kind and caring people I meet with every day
People who only look for the good in others and live and let live
'Tis true in return we receive from life what to life we do give
The words 'a fair go to all' to all ought to apply
And those who disrespect others feelings respect of themselves deny.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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