How Aromatic Can Your Life Be? 


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One can tell how savory and spicy a meal is

By the aroma it releases;

You can recognize your favorite ingredient or otherwise;

By just sniffing the air;

And you decide if you would enjoy the meal or not.

One can choose to keep an open mind;

Sometimes it pays off;

Other times, one is filled with disappointment and regret.


We all have our aura;

Some exude elegance;

Whiles others are grossly uncouth;

Some have the appeal of pleasantness;

Others reek of ill-natured disposition;

Some are humble;

Some can be seen as proud and haughty;

Some lovable, others barely tolerable;

Our attitude and disposition are aromatic;

And most people can sense it right.

 

 

Smelling good and speaking foul;

Is just as repellent as smelling terrible.

Playing nice with people whiles thinking ill of them;

Is like holding in gas and hoping no one would notice;

Cause sooner or later, it will show;

And people will discover the real you;

 

Just as wine connoisseurs can tell a wine’s quality

By merely smelling it;

Sharp observers can infer who we are;

By how we carry ourselves about;

It could be a look, comment or gesture;

You would like people to have pleasant thoughts of you;

After you’ve parted ways, wouldn’t you?

Then check your aroma.

 

Just as the aroma of a dish goes a long way;

In how much it is enjoyed;

We can only enjoy the relationships we forge;

When we put on the right attitude;

And exude goodness, loyalty and trust;

It’s what will make people want to reciprocate these qualities;

Even if it is foreign to them;

Because in order to expect from another, 

You first must be portraying it.

 

What’s your fragrance like?

What’s the first three things people think of;

At the thought of you?

Funny, sweet, goodhearted;

Or mean, bitter and vindictive?

 

What’s the first impression you create in the minds of others?

Some might get it wrong, of course;

But everyone can’t be mistaken;

 

As you spray your cologne or perfume before you step out;

Make sure your aroma is sweet-smelling as well.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. prinxy says:

    Should be taken to heart by all….
    Nice Words Josey….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Prinxy. ☺

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      1. prinxy says:

        You are welcome

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  2. Sibo says:

    Beautifully put….
    Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for reading, Sibo ☺

      Like

  3. Elorm Yankah says:

    Beautiful words Josephine. But what happens if you are the type of person that always gives off the wrong first impression? People are rarely as they seem. Sometimes you can observe someone for a while and may be able to tell who they are, but there are some unfortunate people who just seem bad till you get to know them lol. But I also understand your point and I hope I give people a good aroma!! 🙂
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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah I get your point, first impressions can be tricky. But when it’s about forging relationships, one’s true nature would show and that’s where the aroma comes in. I appreciate your insight, Elorm ☺

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      1. Elorm Yankah says:

        Very true. Eventually our “true colors” show lol

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  4. Christy B says:

    Wonderful words, Josey

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Christy. ☺

      Like

  5. Beautifully written.I love this.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. D'Dream says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Nice one

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