Don’t want

To be

A doormat,

Where everyone wipe

Their feet,

And soon forgetting,

How welcoming,

It looked,

When they

Came in,

Feeling of being helpful,

Won’t last for long,

Leaving mud stains and dirt,

On it…

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29 Responses to Doormat…

  1. tekia says:

    sadly, that’s how some people treat others even when favor are done for them. Some people are just ungrateful. Nice write!

  2. Bodhirose says:

    The good news is we have a choice about whether to be a doormat or not.

    I loved this poem with a big message. Thank you.

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  4. Jingle says:

    lovely highlight of being a doormat …nobody wants to be one…

    thanks for sharing..

    let me know after you are done 18 poets visiting from the list.

  5. danroberson says:

    Don’t want to be a doormat either. When I felt used or abused it was time to speak up. You shouldn’t be treated that way. Good poem.

  6. A doormat is a low place to be! beautifully captured!

  7. kolembo says:

    oooo! fabulous! something in the way it moves…’ where everyone wipe their feet…’ like your expecting ‘wipes’ and staccatto so it sounds like a child, or something inside, sniffling. It’s great.

  8. uma.a says:

    the feelings well expressed by a doormat…nice try!

    Join us and be a part of it!!!

  9. Sad but true poem. Well done.

    Happy Rally days …

  10. Kevin Lamb says:

    Good work- just for fun try and add a few lines! I was intrigued..

  11. Julie Laing says:

    So true! Nice play with a cliche. Thanks for sharing this for the rally!

  12. amen to this thought.. I like it. simple and well versed 🙂

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  13. Jingle says:

    Happy Tuesday, return favor to those poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially…
    I am saying these to all poets, hope that you take it rationally…
    thanks for the support.

  14. LeiffyV says:

    Ah, this is a very important poem. I have felt that way myself more often than not and this is just within the last three months. You have kindred spirits and sympathies. Great work!

  15. Intuition says:

    no one understands kindness…it is a shame cause they loose something special by treating kind people as door mats therefore loosing the people that really cared.

    well written

  16. Alix Moore says:

    news ways to think about doormats, not to mention relationships.

  17. Oh!…poor doormat. Maybe it doesnt mind.


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  19. Sumit Sarkar says:

    I don’t wanna be either…
    Nice work 🙂

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