Actions Speak Louder than Words!

Watching people is a favourite pastime

Like to observe if they act as they speak

as often behaviour doesnt align

with our words so then keep my distance

 

For those with forked tongues usually

lack insight – they dont mean any harm

but their words lose charm when actions

dont follow as promised, so be aware

 

coz they often don’t notice that they only

sprout hot air they may have good intention

but just not the commitment to follow up

Is this their regular pattern or just for now?

 

Beware if its a habit for they seldom change

are they plain lazy or just targeting you

By watching you learn not to take such things

personally if its merely their regular manner

 

Saves feeling attacked or neglected when your

expectations allow for peoples odd patterns

for if we hang on every word then discover

that they are hipocrites its a real let down

 

We blame them but its our own discernment

that was askew, so check to closer view

do their actions align with their words

for when they do youve discovered

 

A valuable honest and trusted friend

someone you can truly respect

a reliable person who is kind

are real precious gems to find!

 

this was my 800th post in three years with more than 2,000 followers 

18.10.2018

27 comments

  1. I’m worn out just thinking about all the post holes you had to dig for those 800 posts. I have a lot of posts too, but I just leave mine laying around hoping people stumble upon them. Anyway, congrats on your millstone….er, milestone! 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on reaching 800 posts! That’s a huge accomplishment! And yes, I like to watch people too. Not only are they interesting, but it does help us to discern who we want to trust, and who we don’t.

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  3. Congrats on your 800 posts! 🙂
    Excellent poem, Kate! Yes, people watching is important…and fun! Especially at airports.
    Listening to people and observing them tells us a lot about them.
    I love how the ‘roo in the photo seems to be people watching, too! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. That’s a lot of advice there..Kate, Yes we have to watch people closely to know their real intention as people hide behind false words and behaviors. and Congratulations!!! are in order for your 800th post and also for the publications. Yay!!…I’m so happy for you. Will take some time out to read those pieces at the Carrot Ranch Lit collective.

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  5. When my wife and I were first married, there was a department store in the downtown area that had the restaurant/cafeteria facing the street with very large windows to look out of. At that time, I always had the week prior to Christmas off, so we used to go down and get a seat in a booth in the cafeteria area and people watch. Being just before Christmas, there was a bustling and scurrying around as people were shopping, working and such. I don’t know why, but it was a fascinating thing to do.

    Unfortunately, the department store closed it’s doors many years ago. Every so often though, we bring up those times sitting there eating cafeteria style food and people watching.

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    • lol yes shame about those places closing down, leaves a gap in the community! But it can be done anywhere any time, but important to watch those close by … are their actions and words consistent 🙂

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  6. I, too, enjoy “people watching “ 😀 Because it appears rude, I try to do some in more open areas, such as a park or mall. I’m inquisitive about what’s important to him or her and what he or she may be like.

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