Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Routine Maintenance

I don’t like your hypocrisy
And you can call it “loyalty”
But really it’s duplicity
And I have caught you out.

What you think is malevolence
Is my brand of irreverence
You insult my intelligence
The way you have sold out.

I don’t like how you patronise
Devaluing me with your lies
And I'm not one for big goodbyes
So I have thrown you out.


Sulpicia said...

Whenever I read one of your bits I feel like going through all my boxes of books to hunt down Stevie Smith.

Luka said...

Sulpicia - I like the comparison. Thank you.

EmmaK said...

I think I am a lot like you Luka, I am always tempted to toss people out when they let me down. but i had to stop doing it and being more tolerant because making new friends all the time is exhausting. I think maybe i have mellowed with age.

Luka said...

Emma - yes, I can be very demanding. The older I get the more I find I have less and less time and energy to devote to people who don't appreciate the effort.

Anonymous Boxer said...

I recently fired someone from my life.

It felt great.

Luka said...

Anonymous Boxer - exactly. You need to cut away the dead wood to thrive.

Flowering Jasmine said...

Can you send a bit of your self confidence my way? Just need to borrow it for a bit....i promise.

Luka said...

Flowering Jasmine - of course, how much would you like?

Flowering Jasmine said...

A shed load....so i can tell someone to 'fuck off' and really mean it.

Luka said...

Jasmine - confidence comes from knowing you are right. Self belief. If someone has driven you to the point of wanting them to fuck off, you should have plenty of righteous anger to get you through. And whether your fuck off is to be delivered in person or in prose, there is much you can do to bolster your confidence levels.

bittersweet me said...

your prose is delightful, even in anger. Inspiring, even!

Luka said...

Me - thank you, it is good to know I have my inspirational moments.