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.”