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Is Being Good Worth It?

I never regret
Being good to good people,
But how ’bout scoundrels?

It’s hard to be good
To the rascals in our lives;
They’re good-for-nothings

Don’t want to be nice
To the thief or vagabond –

The mischief-maker
And the no good scalawag
Deserve my disdain.

What was that you said?
I should practice what I preach:
Love one another?

Boastful liars, cheats?
People running us amuck??
I gotta love them???

Wellll, alrighty then..
This ain’t gonna be easy!
I’ll give it a try.

Sometimes it’s so hard
Because the outrage is real.
Do you understand?

The outrageousness
Of crazy people’s actions
Makes being nice hard!

Do those scoundrels care?
Do they have stories to tell?
Can I listen well?

Maybe listening
Is the kindest thing I do.
Love one another!

Will you join with me?
Yes, being good is worth it.
Be the change you want

to see.

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See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "Is Being Good Worth It?" (10)

  1. Elaina Colby said:

    Yes! It’s very hard to be good and kind to scoundrels. I’ve been dealing with a particularly nasty one at work this week!

    • So, you could relate, huh Laina? Seek first to understand – and then to be understood. Hard as being good all the time.

    • I’m sorry you’re dealing with a nasty one. Keep your cool + remember it’s his/her problem. Don’t let it be yours. (Easy to say; hard to do).

  2. svphillips10gmailcom said:

    It is definitely worth trying to love everyone! Good blog Jan!

  3. Beautifully stated! Life is tough and it can be challenging to care whenever know one else does or will. Character is revealed in our actions not our words. Loved the post!

  4. There are some scoundrels I won’t do good to – but I will not treat them badly

  5. I love this poem, Jan! Yes, it’s hard at times, but it’s what Jesus commanded of us. Your poem expresses it beautifully. x

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