Chasing Respect

Chasing respect
That you expected but didn’t get
Is a futile quest
For in the end you’ll get even less.

If it wasn’t given at the start
Given as you gave
Don’t play the victims part
For someone else’s image to save.

Stop taking steps back
For that person is not you
The more you ask the more you lack
And you might just lose respect for two.

© Daniel Breslin