The Fine Art of Respect by Andrew Hobbs
By Andrew Hobbs, 05/11/2016
'THE FINE ART OF RESPECT'
Not everything bigger and better is best
sometimes the simple things stand as the blessed,
like gestures that speak of a kinder approach
that give without trying to master or choke,
for when we give only to gather it back
or constantly hanker, despise or attack,
we're not being honest or true to our hearts
we're sending out only conditional sparks.
A gesture that's made with a price on its head
is only a gesture in league with the dead,
it isn't a beautiful, thoughtful display
it's merely a stain, a touch of decay,
and those that don't ever see anyone else
who only see them, just arrogant self,
can't ever bring anything good to the feast
only the greediest side of a beast.
People who laugh at another's distress
should think for a moment and look at their mess,
for they're just as distressed and clearly disturbed
with all their compassionate faculties blurred,
and for those that don't see what their doing is wrong
perhaps they should sing a less critical song,
then come from a place that won't judge or project...
many must learn the fine art of respect.
Andrew Hobbs. 11.05.16