A man with most defensive stance
did pass through my life just by chance
so full of irk and ire was he
that it gave me great glee
to gesture just behind his glance.
A woman of such squeamish pride
far to close to my home does abide
so nasty and cruel
she painted others the fool
her own inner ugliness to hide.
A child of wild humor and charm
used his wit to keep self from all harm
so careful he shielded
that love he never yielded
and pushed all away to his alarm.
The point of this silly small rhyme
being ones self is nary a crime
just know others can see
the better self you should be
and walk away in peace sublime.
Karen Quinn 2013