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Standing Corrected

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Standing Corrected

When a person speaks in error
With a slip you have detected,
You’re often better staying mum
To keep yourself protected.

For setting someone straight
Is often not what is expected,
And there are those who might just feel
A little disrespected.

So next time some amending
To another soul’s directed,
You might prefer to stop before
Your remedy’s rejected.

Not many can quite graciously
Admit, when they’ve reflected,
That maybe they’ve misspoken and
Will therefore stand corrected.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:25:00 PM

    Good advise, although I always try to welcome constructive criticism when given lovingly. Very nice poem Ilene