Just Stop Talking
Maybe we should just stop talking- after all, we disagree.
Should I even listen if you don’t agree with me?
When you say those things that go against what I’ve been taught,
It makes me feel these feelings: anger, sadness, and distraught.
When feeling these emotions there’s a strong need to defend
my position (which is right) so that you can comprehend.
After all, I must be right-otherwise that means I’m wrong.
How could that be true when my feelings are SO strong.
And yet you are the one who thinks you’re clearly in the know.
It seems there’s nothing left to do but argue to and fro.
It doesn’t really matter WHY you’ve come to hold your view-
though if you were to share that I might think of things anew.
If you haven’t shared it’s probably ’cause I haven’t asked.
But if I asked that question I might find myself off task.
The task, of course, at hand is to convince you that I’m right
(and make you feel quite foolish that you haven’t seen the light).
This might make you angry- you may even think it’s rude
which explains your coming at me with a pissy attitude.
Now you’re storming off because you say, “Enough’s enough!”
I can’t understand why you must leave in such a huff.
I was only pointing out the errors in your thoughts.
People are so touchy when they’re not calling the shots.