When All You Want To Do Is Argue

Where Did It All Start

When there are issues that expode

Like dynomite in a cave

Everything starts coming down all at once

There is no time to think

Words are said and nothing held back

Represssed feelings let loose like popcorn popping in the microwave

No chance to take cover

Underfire since the first blast

You know what

I'm done

I am not going to complain or try to explain

You are to fired up to listen to reason

You are too hot headed to think there is a logical explanation

Instead you want to go rounds of give and take

I am not passing judgement or blame

I just want to get to the bottom of the situation

Anything else is wasting my time

As voices raise and tempers flair out of control

The situation goes from bad to worse

You get madder and I can see the egg of discontent hatch

I back off knowing I can not win

The end result is the same

Your unhappy and feel you have been hurt

I just want to move on with my life

I have a lot of places to be

I am leaving now

You have said your piece

Things haven't changed

I took a stand and you held your ground

We both square off as if to do battle

There is are no winners here

Only unnecessary feelings exposed

I am only trying to understand how this has come about

I have to let it go and go on my merry way

I will do what I always do

Take care of things that have to be done

The rest will come out in the wash

Even though it is all dirty laundry now and it stinks

Comments 9 comments

Micky Dee profile image

Micky Dee 6 years ago

Often I think I should stand my ground- the ground for truth perhaps. My actions or in-actions would say more than my words can. Still I try to be a voice of reason though my head is scrambled eggs!


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Micky Dee I had a difference of opinion with my mother.Some things you just can't say.She won't listen and she is stubburn.She is set in her ways and I realize it is a losing battle.I have tried to understand her point.There is none.Her way or the highway.My head is more like jello.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Nothing is ever accomplished in the heat of an argument except generating more heat and hard feelings. If you really want to generate hard feelings, you don't have to suffer that much yourself. But I doubt that's what you want to do anyway. You'd just like to be heard. That's not accomplishing it - so - don't do that.

Besides, the very best way to get the best of an angry person is to keep calm.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Nellieanna I agree.I just don't know why the whole arguement started it was the farthest from my mind.My mother needed to vent and I was her spring board.All I want to do is help.She turned 81 this year and I think she is feeling her age.I will try to see it from her perspective and be more understanding and patient.Thanks so much.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Dream on, some people see red so fast and others seem to enjoy to fight, you and I are on peaceful flight, so we don't like to fight, not only that it makes others madder when we just turn and walk away. Great hub my dear friend, and another way to view the the world. Love you and your writing...


DREAM ON profile image

DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Darlene Sabella You are so right.Some people find it a weakness if you let people have their way.I rather spend my time making love.Life is to short to waste.Thank you so much and I hope we may have less problems in the future.


Sky321 profile image

Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Very expressive poem, I like it. Thanks for sharing.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Sky321 I found myself in a no win situation.My mother thought I was to blame it was not true.But no matter how hard I tried to explain she wouldn't listen.So it led into a shouting match.I realized after how silly it was.If she doesn't want to believe the truth then so be it.I should of caught myself before I went to far.We live and learn. It only took 45 years to figure it out.Better late than never.Thanks for sharing and caring.


Sky321 profile image

Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

We all do and say things we regret often fueled by someone else's comment. It's normal.

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