They say that honesty is the best policy. Be assertive. Say what you really think. “I feel hurt by what you just said….” Let The Truth be out. I try my best on this… Though maybe I’m ready For another Assertiveness Course.
But sometimes the truth seems too hard to give. “Do I look all right in this? No you look a mess”!!! MMM No. “You always look great, love”… To tell a Mum she has lost a child – Oh my.
I know some who lie through their back teeth And even believe their own lies. Annoying indeed. But then again I cannot help myself From sugar-coating the truth With little white lies Or simply keeping quiet. Economical with the truth To keep the peace.
For sometimes people make me feel naïve For blurting out What others will not utter. And the PC brigade are always On my case.
Mum brought me up to say What people like to hear: To fit in and “Be normal”. To be approved. Always have the right coloured door And keep up with the Joneses.
So the rights of this Are obscured by mists. And all I seek Is some happy Middle ground.