Feel The Heat

Deal With It

For many years I did the complete opposite

I believed an old saying

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen

That didn't work for me

No matter what I did

It was a band-aid on a gash

More blood and no end in sight

It was no use

I think there is a better way

Learning to cope with the things that we don't agree with

When I was younger I would do anything to just get along

Always compromising to have peace

To my surprise the peace was short lived

Troubles seemed to follow me

The harder I tried to avoid any problems

The problems found a way to seek me out

I became more frustrated and confused

Disallusioned and concerned

What I was avoiding was unavoidable

Now more often than not I take a stand

I prove my point

I tell the other person

That's not me

This is my way and it works

I have learned from experience

When I am not around

You do what you want

Often I have to go toe to toe

Enoughs enough

It's like they live to press people's buttons

Pull my chain

The situation doesn't always change

I do feel better about myself

No matter the outcome

Then sometimes miracles happen

People that couldn't get along with me

Change their tune

Some actually become my friends

Go figure

That's all I wanted from the start

Why couldn't they see that ?

A mystery to me

There has to be a short circuit in my logic

I would appreciate it

If you find what I couldn't ?

Drop me a line

Explain what you know

So now I can understand

In a different way



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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

a good insight Dream


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DREAM ON 13 months ago Author

sujava venkatesh There are many reasons why people act the way they do. There is another saying If you give someone an inch they will take a mile. I don't understand why people feel the need to boss people around. When there are better ways to accomplish the same thing. Thank you for reading and sharing.


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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

ive too felt the same way Drm


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DREAM ON 13 months ago Author

sujava venkatesh If your nice and kind people think it's a weakness. It really is a wonderful asset. Thank you for reading and commenting.


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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

very encouraging Drm


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DREAM ON 13 months ago Author

sujava venkatesh There are so many wonderful people in the world that bring new joys to life. That is what makes life so special. Thank you for reading. Have a great day.


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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

Dream, when an individual finds a way a specific way to cope with the heat, it helps others if they share it. Neither problems nor solutions are one-size-fit all, but I am encouraged just by knowing how you deal with it. Thanks!


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DREAM ON 13 months ago Author

MsDora I thought being passive was the way the to be. Letting others get their way to keep from arguing and fighting. It seems there is always someone that likes to take advantage of others. It was later in life I realized I should take hold my ground in work, family and relationships. When people realize you will challenge them they find an easier target. Thank you for reading and sharing.


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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

quite a challenge for everybody Drm


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DREAM ON 13 months ago Author

Sujaya venkatesh I am sure we can pull together and find a solution to any problem. Thank You for reading and sharing.

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