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Compliments
Author: Mark Spencer

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Are you filled with resentment,
When you donít get your due?
When you compliment others,
Should they compliment you?

If they donít reciprocate,
How will you, then, respond?
Will you feel you were cheated,
Or think that youíve been conned?

Whatís done for selfish reasons,
Should not be rewarded.
Compliments should be sincere,
Selflessly awarded.

So tell me why you believe,
I am obligated,
To respond to a tribute,
Insincerely stated?

For if you now resent me,
For having not replied,
Will you try to convince me,
Your angst is justified?

Just the fact itís in your heart,
Should tell you what is true.
For each compliment you gave,
You wanted one for you.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Megan (24.144.59.3) -- Wednesday, September 20 2006, 02:46 am

So true.

I think we're all guilty of this, at least once in our lives. Don't you think Mark?
Meridian (71.241.15.210) -- Wednesday, September 20 2006, 04:06 am

He's done it again and again and again and a ---

Mark! Greetings poetic pioneer! The messenger! You always write those type of poems that makes one scratch their chin and go hmm... This applies to me.... Shh. You didn't here that.

I've been guilty quite a few times myself.
Got a kick out of this poem. :) Thanks MS!
 
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