Speaking To Offense

Photo By: Paul Hampton @photoXpress

We try hard not to offend others but at what cost
Is it at the expense of our own feelings that get lost
How can we tell our feelings to another so as not to offend
The rules of the perception of others is what we try to defend
Our own perceptions we lose when we choose not to speak
Leaving ourselves open ultimately feeling petty and weak
Trying hard to get our point across without offending
Choosing carefully our words so later hearts won’t need mending
Sometimes its not the words chosen that are openly spoken
Not even the tone that leave lives shattered and broken
It’s the perception of the words to the one received
Choosing to hear the words in context and not be deceived
Those words spoken are their perception and to them reign true
Being open to their hearts and be receptive all the way through
Holding their words as the feelings in which they believe
If those words truly aren’t so then give them what you conceive
Lives broken because of unspoken perceptions
Leaving them to their own devices because of their Vision’s selections
If perceptions are not open to positive discussion
The mind will conclude to its own production
Producing hurt feelings because of what they did not share
Unspoken words due to possible offense is a heavy cross to bear
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