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YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME



Let’s agree to disagree
And not add insult to injury 
Somewhere somehow inadvertently
You lost the last of your integrity
You’re not the boss of me

You’ve forgotten the basics of courtesy 
And carry on quite dastardly 
You spit out words maliciously
At every opportunity
You’re not the boss of me

So moody and such vulgarity
Not a bone of decency
You don’t deserve my loyalty
I’m not the cure for your ennui
You’re not the boss of me

You walk around obnoxiously
In your heart there’s cruelty  
Spewing comments begrudgingly
Everyone deserves their dignity
You’re not the boss of me



posted on July 21, 2019

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Date: 7/26/2019 12:34:00 AM
Line, You reminded me of a storied place from long ago. A place I long to return to see... with Kukla, Fran, & Ollie. -Richard
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Date: 7/26/2019 6:19:00 AM
Richard, you had me curious so I googled to discover Kukla, Fran and Ollie was an early American television show using puppets, created for children but loved by adults, entirely ad-libbed, broadcast from 1947 to 1957. As Arte Johnson would say... VERRRY INTERESTING.
Date: 7/24/2019 7:32:00 AM
Oh, I am taking my cookies and running home. I have met this person, and I do not wish to spend another minute in her presence. Great character sketch Line.
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Date: 7/24/2019 8:52:00 AM
Yes, run, Caren. LOL
Date: 7/23/2019 6:32:00 PM
great rhyming poem, LIne. I know a woman who says this all the time to people . She is handicapped and needs advice yet she thinks people are bossing her around when they are just trying to help her.
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Date: 7/23/2019 7:10:00 PM
It would be funny if it weren't so sad. People have got to want to help themselves because some are quite happy being in 'poor me' mode.
Date: 7/23/2019 1:16:00 PM
This poem is great - love it, some people do have an obnoxious manner - the bullies of this - well penned Line, Blessings Jennifer.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/23/2019 3:53:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Jennifer. LOL
Date: 7/22/2019 7:37:00 PM
I like it! A change of pace for you.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/22/2019 9:23:00 PM
Thinking back to old bosses - my version of a tribute. LOL
Date: 7/22/2019 12:13:00 PM
Ah you tell em.. really like this... powerful, punchy monorhyme!
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Date: 7/22/2019 3:34:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Nina.
Date: 7/22/2019 10:39:00 AM
Well said Line! oh I do love a good rant to rhyme lol very nicely done :)
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Date: 7/22/2019 12:12:00 PM
Thanks, Linda. Rants are so liberating - one-sided and without intimidation or interuption. LOL
Date: 7/22/2019 9:26:00 AM
Bravo, that's tell'in him. Love it.
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Date: 7/22/2019 10:37:00 AM
Thanks, ML. The audacity of some people!
Date: 7/22/2019 8:47:00 AM
this may be an aside...but with t-rump bullying women and women being in the voting majority...they should kick the creep out of office he is a creep...really a bona fide creep
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Date: 7/22/2019 9:19:00 AM
Ouch... a strong political comment. LOL
Date: 7/22/2019 7:40:00 AM
I love monorhyme though I don't believe I ever wrote one. I'm more for free verse with the occasional rhyme. You wrote a great poem which I thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately such arrogant people exist. Hugs.
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Date: 7/22/2019 9:19:00 AM
Thanks for your visit, Victor. And I hope I've encouraged you to try writing your own... about nicer people.