Jul 29, 2009

The Patron of Darkness

Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are in darkness, half unfeeling. Their only objective is for you to weaken. So do not get carried away in the shadow of their praise. While you celebrate they will plan to conquer you.

18 Read and Said:

gautami tripathy said...

It is so true that it is scary!

patronising darkness weakens me

anthonynorth said...

This can so often be the case. Well said.

Missy said...

isn't that the truth. Great take on the prompt

Linda Jacobs said...

"The shadow of their praise" says it so well!

ThomG said...

Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth. You scored big on this one.

The Path

Bobbie Sandlin said...

SO TRUE!! Wonderfully said!! Great use of this prompt :)

Radio Nowhere said...

We have a winner!

Great job

Tumblewords: said...

That's callin' it like it is! Nice work - strong, powerfully honest and just the right touch of cynicism!

quin browne said...

okay, i liked the work... however, the HUGENESS of the prompt words really do draw the eye there, making it difficult to fall into the story.

Jeeves said...

Aw...This is true....

pjd said...

Sometimes those who appear to be our friends truly are not.

Megha said...

Very factual post. Some people get carried away with the praises and there are many out there to take the advantage.

eye-in-sty-in said...

:-) ur full of wisdom, arent u?

(it was a compliment... now do u think I'm being honest or simply trying a conquest?)

Americanising Desi said...

thank you all for the encouragement :)

comin from you spike that feeeeeeeeelssss kick in my ass! :P

Cookie Monster said...

I work with someone who is soooo patronizing, it is unbelievable...in front of you she is all complimentary and praising and what not, and behind you she twists the knife nice and slow. I love people like her because time and time again it makes me stand up and be counted... and in the process, I make sure they see who/what I really am.

Stan Ski said...

sobering thought for would-be conquerers.

MichaelO said...

Very powerfully written, Desi!

Lucy said...

ooooh!! you just summed up someone I know! errrrrrr!
powerful words in so few!

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