Monday, June 25, 2012

I Shouldn't Be Annoyed

   I wrote this poem a few years ago (It feels like yesterday.) At the time I didn't think it was worth publishing, but when I happened upon it recently, it ministered to me. It still has the coarseness that embarrassed me when it was written, but the lack of refinement in the poem fits the theme.

I Shouldn't Be Annoyed
      I shouldn't be annoyed
      Though others seem devoid
Of decency and common sense,
And do their best to give offence.

      Despite repeated pain,
      I really can't complain.
Although I feel myself unnerved,
No better things have I deserved.

      My own poor heart is vile,
      And filled with treacherous guile,
And that deceitful, wicked heart
Has often played the tempter's part.

      With my unmanaged tongue
      Have I too often stung
The tender feelings of a friend
Whom better dealings should attend.

      I creep among the worms
      And share their guilty germs ~
My fellow creatures nothing owe
To one who shares their lot below.

Nita Brainard, December 2008


  1. Thank you Nita. This is timely is all that I will say. I will read this again in the morning as I should have been in bed before the next day started. I read it through twice already. I just love your poems...find some more that resurface :-)

  2. Thank you so much! I needed this today. I miss you:( :)