Frankly Speaking

He would always say
‘Frankly speaking’
Before he cut a swathe
Before his audience
As though warning was
Its own license
For cruelty
And prejudice
Frankly speaking

He would always laugh
‘Frankly speaking’
Before he cut you down
Like a wilting flower
So ignorant
Of his place and power
And how before him
We would cower
Frankly speaking

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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12 Responses to Frankly Speaking

  1. Len Freeman says:

    Oh, yeah… I’ve know these guys.
    Right up there with … I know I talk too much, but……blather, blather, blather.
    Honesty is not a license to hurt.

    • So true!! Thank you!! 🙂 🙂 On a similar note I had a friend once who used to always say ‘I’m selfish’ as though that then gave her license to be extremely so and ignore the needs of the rest of us, LOL! 🙂

  2. Yep and we have all come across at least one person like that in our journey through life 🙂

  3. I have a ‘friend’ who says “Is that wrong?” ALL the time…usually after just uttering something horribly wrong!

  4. oh how we know one of these through our life… 🙂 (I’m going to be a mean bastard – like it or lump it)

  5. Yup…..known a few myself. Teaches us how NOT to behave. 🙂 xxxx

  6. Obviously written with great truths, but also perfectly written. 🙂

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