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The Smuggish Self-Righteous

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Earth Angel
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~*~
The hoity-toity,
think they're better
than you.
The snobs
of all snobs,
with naught better
to do.
They psst!
And they tsk!
And talk behind
back.
They giggle
and snicker,
at what others
may lack.

***

The smuggish
self-righteous,
preach theirs'
is The Way.
They spew out
the put-downs,
and then
they go pray.
How Godly
is that?
I'd sure like
to know.
Think I'll keep
to myself,
so off I now
go!
~*~
© Copyright 2003 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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but mine IS the way! LOL
smiling here at your spunkiness, but frowning at the thought that someone may have even suggested you are anything but your namesake
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hmmmm.....
one would think that by leaving, the playng field then becomes that of the smug...

nicely written Linda... we meet those people everyday it seems and sometimes it is harder to deal with them than others...

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Midnitesun ~

I have been fortunate in that anything that I may have personally experienced, has been very minor. I have, however, witnessed such things and they do make me very upset with the "perpetrators"! I'm a great defender of the underdog, so to speak!

Thanks for the thoughtful reply!

Peace, Love & Light,
EA
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Dear Captain,

When I was younger, I used to roll over with any punches that came my way but now I speak my mind and have become more assertive--not aggressive, but assertive. I'm finally growing up! I guess it was about time! LOL

Luvs 'n hugs,
EA
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the prayer of the pharisee --" lord thank thee that I am not like other people"

I pity the fools angel -- I pity them.... how small their universe is...

excellent work!
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LocalRebel ~

How apt that someone with your name would reply to my poem! LOL

I have always just taken any flack that has come my way in life, but over the years I have learned to stand up for myself and the funny thing is, there is now less of a need for it! Apparently I radiate self-confidence and people seem to respect me more--probably because I have more respect for myself! See! Getting older isn't such a bad thing--if you are also getting wiser!

Love & Light,
EA
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Yea...Like that Balladeer guy! He tells me all the time that "I disgust" him....I reply with: "Only behind your back Bal."
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very interesting you always seem to amaze me with your writing skills

my mind is like a dream sometimes confusing

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Pssst... I heard that angelic one has tendencies to dampen her feathers with tears... and tsk, tsk... I do know of a few times she's folded those wings around others instead of flying around like she should... the gall of some! LOL

Love the write, EA... and you keep tellin' 'em! *S*
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nyce piece.. exceptional flow to it as well.. interesting read.. keep droppin em
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The smuggish
self-righteous,
preach theirs'
is The Way.
They spew out
the put-downs,
and then
they go pray.
How Godly
is that?


You know, Linda, I try to tolerate people, without saying anything to them....but when they start using their self-righteous religion to throw their little slurs and innuendos, it's very hard for me to keep my mouth shut. I try very hard not to say anything, though, because I don't like to lower myself to their level.

OOps...I didn't mean to say all that, but I think I will leave it for now.

Linda, I like the way you can get your point across in such a nice way.
Hugs to you, friend  
Ethel
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(big hugggssssssss) Oh Linda, Oh Linda, it was things like this in elementary school that nearly had driven me to my loss seven years ago, I felt like some incubus that only aroused syspicion everywhere I went and I just wanted to go until God pushed me away! (sad sigh) I can't stand gossip and lies and it is what can cause so much mischief and problems, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Linda, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story

***Shakira***

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~AMEN~

A voice of honesty
   is treasured
more than voices
   of flattery
      QjQ

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sheesh for real dun like ppl who think they are better than every1 else you'd think they'd leave that back in highschool and grow up

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

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*scratches head* Golly gee willakers!



Peace! ~*~ Kirah ~*~

"Many a false step is made by standing still." -Chinese Fortune Cookie

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Hey I agree with Rebel......" lord thank thee that I am not like other people"
And, I tell my kids that if someone is talking about them, they are leaving some other poor soul alone.  Be greatful for the attention from a person that obviously has nothing better to do!!

Loved the write!!

Tima
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loved this!
snobbery is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I also love the style of writing in this.
I've noticed you've written others in this same style. Is there a specific name to this style of poem?
Great stuff =)
Joe

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enjoyed the spunk here and your ability to bring a well known ill out in the open

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haha, lightharted, and yet angry. Enjoyed the um.... poem. (It's been a long day)

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay

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Linda, I feel the same way about these kind of people. I have no tolerance for them.
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There always seem to be of few of these around huh? Makes you wonder why they dont walk in to walls cuz they are too busy looking down their noses to see where they are going.
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Toe ~

Nah! You're more of a straight-up-front kinda guy!---'Cause you like to see the white of their eyes before you shoot them! LOL


EA
 
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