Shake off the Dust

Shake off the Dust

 

For those who seek personal aggrandizement at your expense

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who smile at your face then cheat you

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who befriend you and then stab you in the back

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who imprison your mind and soul

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who envy you and insult you

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For those who offend your dignity and denigrate you

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

For the selfish and the self centered

Shake off the dust from under your feet and walk away

 

When they slap you in the face and spit on you

Stand firm and don't walk away

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Jon

Sat 12th Sep 2020 17:15

Hi Keith
Love this. the repetition and then the last line work really well
Jon

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keith jeffries

Fri 11th Sep 2020 11:11

Vautaw, thanks
Keith

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keith jeffries

Thu 10th Sep 2020 20:34

Paul, Brian, Stephen, Abdul, Flavia and Robert,

Thank you for reading this poem and commenting on it. Much appreciated.

Keith

Robert Haigh

Thu 10th Sep 2020 20:14

Well said. The last two lines give the poem extra clout!

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Paul Sayer

Sat 5th Sep 2020 15:53

Sometimes as you say, Keith, you have to just stand your ground.

Well captured.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 5th Sep 2020 15:40

I generally dislike repetition Keith, but this works.

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