Give Not Your Heart
Give not your heart to hasty pleas
Resist lips of slick, pretty lies
Who weave duplicity and tease
Value yourself; you are the prize
Who is not won by shallow tries
Sugary words are spun of air
The blood of effort is more rare
Take careful measure of what grows
For the soil, thin or rich, will bear
Which is the weed, and which, the rose.
For Dear Heart's 'Dizain' contest
Shared 1st Place
Copyright © Michelle Faulkner | Year Posted 2020
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