Spending Face

When you act unfairishly, you may want to save Face,
The pain of embarassment to try to erase.
But why try to save Face when it's already been lost?
Is trying to do so worth all the cost?

For Face wasn't meant to be lost or saved,
Either of which will keep you enslaved.
To be free of the shame, you'll need to vent,
That's why Face was meant to be spent!

When feeling embarrassed you are spending Face.
You are facing and conquering impending disgrace.
For spending Face is like shedding old skin.
There's newer and fresher Face waiting within.

Spending Face is like having a Face lift,
Smoothing out krinkles, the ultimate gift.
And the part of you that will become less krinkled,
Is your Face with eyes that become entwinkled.

Saving Face, you'll end up with wimples.
Spending Face, you'll develop your dimples.
So when feeling ashamed is imminent,
Remember that Face was meant to be spent.

Costas Hercules, M.D.
© 1981 and 2001