Wednesday, December 17, 2014

771 - The Dismissal

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week (well really last week,
there have been distractions) were: blunt, drunk, and lethargic.

The Dismissal

Is it the case, 
In this modern world,
That courtesy and attention
Are suspect and derided?
That simple respect is dismissed 
With a lethargic wave of the hand
And a bluntly delivered “Whatever”?
Where are our manners?
What are we thinking?
Are we so removed from the 
Niceties of a truly civil society 
That we are immune to politeness?
Or are we so embarrassed by it
As to enquire as to the sobriety 
Of the unfortunate person
As if they must be drunk
To be polite?
That to show
Consideration or concern 
Is not the act of a person
In control of their own actions?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014

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  1. Courtesy, attention and respect certainly seem to be 'old-fashioned'. And not nearly as valuable as the next big thing...

  2. "Thank you" should be enough.

  3. Manners? What's that?

    Wasn't that something from the century before last?

    Peace and joy, JC.

  4. May peace and love shine on us this new year. Merry Christmas :-)


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