Fain t’Praise

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Please don’t attempt to sing my praise,
The awkward pause
That’s sure to cause
Hurts more than blades.

You’re sure you can say something nice
Until you see
It cannot be
Take my advice

Avoid the subject entirely
Remain tacit,
Tactfully lest,
Truth revile me.

Prompt: Write a poem around a saying or proverb
Form: Minute poetry


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