They Will Only See Decay

It's not easy to live decent in society of today
Some may look on you as soft touch and see you as easy prey
Some may see you as 'meal ticket' and advantage of you take
And say to themselves this one's easy as easy as a 'piece of cake'.

It's not easy do the right thing if some say with you something wrong
There's a few though not so many who see weakness in the strong
They can't see the good in goodness their thoughts move in strangest way
You show them a flowering garden they will only see decay.

It's not easy be good person whilst others are doubting you
You say there's a man of honour they will argue that's not true
They will say he's feeling guilty for some wrong or some past sin
With doubt's shadow always on you it is never easy win.

You may give alms to the needy you may feed the hungry mouth
But there's always some who search for weakness and they sow the seeds of doubt
If you work for love of others and never think of your own gain
They will think you are a bit soft and they will wonder are you sane? .

You may give your time to others some may call you living saint
But you'll find the few who doubt you and say you're not free of taint
They can't see the good in goodness their thoughts move in strangest way
You show them a flowering garden they will only see decay.

by Francis Duggan

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Powerful use of vocabulary in this one