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A Case of the Easily Offended

Updated on July 12, 2012
Picture taken by Kacey Cluff
Picture taken by Kacey Cluff

A word

nothing more

a comment

manner of expressing

preferences shared

perhaps a spice

meant to help the unaware

come to a sense of the new

too seldom

is truth shared

suggestions fall to the way side

growth is stunted

by the polite

by the fear of offending

How does one grow without trouble


molding without fire

pressure, and dare i say pain

let us differentiate then

as to what is offensive

the comment given

not to improve

but to assuage pride

or prick it

when pure knowledge

causes one to foster doubt

pick apart the misunderstood.

leaving behind shreds

shattered glass

and a shadow of what was

to this I ascribe offense

yet in all of this

is a person really themselves

if they are constantly laden

incapable of bearing malice

envy, or strife

The fire within should dominate

untamable, wild

only to be shown direction

and even then

never to be caged or boxed in

agency unfettered



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    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      Thank you Patty. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Patty Kenyon profile image

      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Very Nice!!