Flattery: A Barbed Crown

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

I never could understand
Whether to be flattered;
With head turned up to the clouds,
Or stand back and be suspicious.

*

While the fire of criticism,
Welds my mind back to sense.
Prudence is at risk of being washed away,
By the soft rain of flattery.

*

A twist of your tongue…and,
Words rolling off of it so smoothly.
Must’ve been practising for years,
You don’t have to be trippin’ out over me like That!

*

Listening to the aye-sayers;
Paying heed to the nay-sayers.
I’ve learnt that flattery leads you everywhere
Your foot wants to land.

*

Beware; fluttery flattery flattens all,
Hear the sycophants and flatterers.
But what matters in the end ,
Is the voice between your ears.

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©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai,  atrangizindagieksafar, 2016.

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23 thoughts on “Flattery: A Barbed Crown

      1. It sure does….and boosts the confidence of the person receiving it also…. making his/her day. We don’t know what he/she had endured during the day…. a compliment will at least put a smile on someone’s face

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