which (ungloriously) may be all but gone!
Manners seem to have flown away and gone awry,
and courtesy is on hiatus.
Who’s to blame?
cynicism is what follows."
-- David T. Wolf
Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(1807 - 1882)
(A Limericked Twist on Class Dismissed)
Waving still our angry banners.
What has happened to our manners?
At the table, in the store,
On the freeway – hear us roar.
Rushed? You bet.
Each of us becomes a boor.
Courtesy has disappeared.
Kindness flew, as many jeered.
And bolder blips
Flaunt what our forefathers feared.
Still, we scramble to impress
When we ought to bow, confess.
For our manners are a mess.
Posted for a variety of prompts:
ABC Wednesday (“G Is For . . . “)
Heads or Tails (“List 3 Things in Any Category”)
…In Other Words… (Quote – below)
Meme Express (“courtesy counts”)
Three Word Wednesday (“awry,” “blame” and “hiatus”)