The fox enveigled the cheese from the raven,
The child wheedles the cookies from parent,
The dog raises his puppy eyes and melts your heart.
The birds twitter and flutter coaxing attention,
The flower shyly moves its petals to receive
It’s caresses from the sun’s rays: nutrition!
The man wads his wallet to empress,
While the woman wears her war paint as not to depress;
The elderly lament their youth, and try to cajole
Their kin into longer and more frequent visits.
While the individual struggles to beguile themselves
Into believing they’re valued more than they are!
Ironically, they lack the vision to see their importance,
That drives jealousy in others in constant
Turmoil with themselves, for those lack your presence!