Like a phony love letter not influenced by Cupid,
flattery will get you somewhere only with the stupid.

For if praise is unwarranted, it leaves us feeling flat.
When so falsely offered, it falls down with a splat.

While flattery may be offered by those without a clue,
praise and adulation are not flattery if they’re true.

Praise is a beloved pet, but flattery’s a zoo.
While you’re  curious to view it, you don’t take it home with you.


The prompt word today is “Flattery.”

9 thoughts on “Flat

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’ve been at the vet’s office for about 2.5 hours. (Most of that in waiting room.) They are now doing an EKG on Frida. She’s moving well and no distress, good appetite, but breathing hard and high blood pressure.



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