It is not to be asked
It is earned, given without being asked to
Respect begets respect
You asked and it will served to you, reluctantly
You don’t yet it will be handed to you without qualms
And (not) vice versa.
Giving respect to one who’s disrespectable
Is quite a dilemma, really
But sometimes it is necessary
To show one’s breeding and a bit of civility
Or common courtesy, perhaps?
Still, respect is the ammunition
Of one who is disrespectful
A dilemma indeed