Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Pleasing Song

You may be a stubborn guy
With little social skill
Or you could be agreeable
And earn your friends’ goodwill

When you appease
You aim to please
By giving into somebody’s demands

When you allay
You make fear go away
By saying soothing words or simply holding someone’s hand

When you assuage
You reduce pain and rage
And help replace it with a soothing calm

If it’s peace that you desire
These are skills you should acquire
Think of how much they have helped your dad and mom!

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review
If you like "The Pleasing Song," you might also like Johnny Cash.

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