Emalyn Sharp George

I’m not a pretty ornament 
to hang up on a tree
Or set up on a pedestal
for all the world to see 
I’m under no obligation
to be a nice lady
If you want to push me too far 
you’ll see what a nightmare 
I can be 

Respect me
like you mean it
Act kindly
like you care
I’ll do the same for you 
After all, it’s only fair 
Treat me like an afterthought 
and see how lonely you will be 
I love myself too much
to be with someone
who doesn’t