Thursday, September 15, 2011


You held them to me
I snatched them in haste
But your words of flattery
Left a stale after-taste

You kindly offered
Some much-needed advice
Truth may first taste bitter
But the ending is nice

I’d rather snack
On truth’s celery
Than a great Big Mac
Of flattery

Janet Martin


  1. So true! I've learned this over and over from my parents, as they give me the straight up truth!

  2. Yeah, sometimes it's those things hard to swallow which end up being the best.

  3. you make me hungry.

    convincing words.
    well done.

  4. You’ve got superb talent in creative writing,
    Keep it up.

    Please check out short story slam week 10 prompt today.

    It is great to write and entertain our children,
    Don’t you agree?

    Give it a try,
    Let your beautiful imagination fly.

    Happy Autumn!

  5. Thank-you so much for your kind encouragement! Why do I find it so much easier to assume failure?
    I would love to try a short story slam and try another genre of writing.
    thank-you for the invite
    and Happy Autumn to you!

    I book-marked your site the first time I found it! Really like it!


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