Why Be Surprised?

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I was inspired to write this poem from having listened to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it off” and from random life events (not just mine).

Why Be Surprised? By KD

Players will play
Haters will hate
Dogs will be dogs
Fakers will be fake

Snakes will be snakes
Cheaters will cheat
And they’ll do it all
Without skipping a beat

Liars will lie
The shady will hide
There are those who will leave
Without saying goodbye

So why be surprised?
Why be shocked?
When arrogant egotists
Act like painted peacocks

Or when snakes choose to bite
And dogs sniff elsewhere
Wolves in sheeps clothing
Use people without a care

Don’t expect different
From those who have shown
The same “ratchet” behavior
You’ve already come to know

People who WANT to change
Make efforts to so do
They don’t sit around
And make an excuse

The moral of this story
Is simple yet wise
When people show their true colors
Don’t be surprised

Chances are that they’ve been showing you
All along
But maybe you had
Your blinders on

What flows out of a person
Is what’s in the heart.
A person can only act like
What they truly are.

(*ratchet – Used here as the slang term meaning tasteless, unseemly, uncouth and the like.)

© 2015 KD Corner/ KD “Why Be Surprised?”

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