The Good Deed

5 Jul

The Good Deed

Seems to me that no one takes
A good deed anymore
Without some skepticism that
It was done simply for

Something in return, no sir
The Good Deed is quite dead
Good Samaritans are met
Not with joy but with dread

You compliment one’s work ethic
And they look at you weird
They can’t believe that anything
They do could be revered

You compliment someone on their
Visage and they assume
That you’re after a date or want
To be their bride or groom

They screw up and you let it go
But they can’t deal with it
They won’t believe that some things just
Aren’t worth giving a shit

You give a gift and right away
They feel they’re in your debt
Now they feel compelled give
Instead of simply get

This is the world we live in, friends
Most doubt and do distrust
It leaves the true Warrior filled
With sadness and disgust

The few who give with no thought of
What they’ll get in return
Are doomed to watch the others furrow
Eyebrows and just spurn

Efforts of their selflessness
And question motives why
With every good deed questioned, that’s
One more who will be shy



9 Responses to “The Good Deed”

  1. juwannadoright July 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Doing the right thing is its own reward – any recognition of it is merely superfluous.

    • Miro July 6, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      Beautifully said.

  2. sarawales July 6, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    I agree Miro this is happening. Our world is changing. My neighbor is 98 years old. It is amazing to me to listen to his stories and his ethics. It shows me how our society is so different today then it was years ago.

    • Miro July 6, 2012 at 7:23 am #

      I love hearing stories about the “olden days” where respect, courtesy and honor were common. This is one of the time where it’s important that we don’t “go with the flow.” 🙂

  3. gingerfightback July 6, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Loved it – the penultimate verse was spot on.

    • Miro July 6, 2012 at 7:23 am #

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

  4. granbee July 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    And people often assume an ulterior motive when people act self-lessly in service to others! Their own loss of joy is what I say!

  5. Sue Dreamwalker July 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    so many live in distrust today as they can’t believe someone will give and help another with no thought of payment in return..
    We so need to change our values in life…. Keep plugging away Miro.. and someday this world will change… and the people Will have to change their values also… ~Sue

  6. Da Absentee July 28, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    This one speaks to me very much! Great write!

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