Entitled

I am entitled to the sunshine,

If the rain would stay away.

I am entitled to the starlight,

If the clouds would just give way.

 

I’m not entitled to respect,

That’s something I must earn.

So much they take for granted,

Will they never learn?

 

If you want to be beloved,

Then you must learn to love.

If you want to feel some kindness,

Then see the step above.

 

Nothing should be expected,

To go the way you crave.

Life can be so random,

And so very grave.

 

Treat the people that you meet,

The way that you desire.

Then perhaps what you’d get back,

Is people you inspire!

34 thoughts on “Entitled

  1. Murphy's Law

    LOVE this poem and your painting. I am always in awe the way you can create a poem that delivers such a powerful message, but you do that in such a whimsical way!
    Ginger

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  2. Sun Hesper Jansen

    “Then see the step above”… that is just so delightfully You. ^_^ Just a wink of “Really, people, basic humanity is not rocket science.” haha

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      1. K.L. Hale

        You’re so welcome. I went to your home page to admire your site. I looked at your photographs. You’re a beauty my friend. I tried to like them but the gremlins wouldn’t let me. 🧡🤷🏼‍♀️💚❤️

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