Love Those Who Love You

Love those who love you

Appreciate those who appreciate you

A dog never bites its owner

If a dog does just that, it ought to be gently put to sleep

Gentlemen, love women who love you

Ladies, love men who care for you

If someone doesn't like you, don't get upset

It’s fine or okay for someone not to like you

This is democracy 100, everyone is free to choose

Love those who are cordial or courteous to you

Disregard or ignore those who dislike or antagonize you

Be strong, vigilant, calm and cool, don't act like fools

The dog barks at its master, it’s because of esurience or jejuneness

But when it bites its master, it’s because this animal is still untamed

This pestered creature is sent eventually to the shelter to be euthanized

A cat always respects its master or has high regard for its owner

Love those who love you

Appreciate those who appreciate you

Shatter not the heart of those who don't like or despise you

However do your very best for those who care for you

For those who are not hypocritical, ingrate or ungrateful

Old cats will in perpetuum remain old cats

They function as old egotistic crabs or irritating crotchety rats

Love those who love you

Appreciate those who appreciate you

Love is the appropriate answer

Not the mortiferous cancer.

 

P.S. Translation of ‘ Renmen Moun Ki Renmen Ou’ by Hébert Logerie.

 

Copyright © June 2017, Hebert Logerie, All rights reserved

Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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