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And So You Shall Believe!

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood

Has the other side bent to you yet?

Has the other side bent to you yet?

If ever you feel you have gone wrong,

They'll correct your tune with their own song.

Singing it loud and singing it strong,

And so you shall believe!


What you see as yellow they'll say it is white,

Your brightest days turned to darkest of nights.

Bellowing harsh to fill you with fright,

And so you shall believe!


Oh how you yearn for the day we are kind,

Can't hit pause and can never rewind.

Their sentiments so loud you could go blind,

And so you shall believe!


Stabbed your friend until they were dead,

They said guilt was upon your head.

What they did buried beneath the bed,

And so you shall believe!


Align with the left to be told you are right,

Spinning around with no end in sight.

Silenced you to hide a true plight,

And so you shall believe!


"I hear you," they'll vehemently say,

As you scream beneath their fray.

Lies spill forth like a beautiful play,

And so you shall believe!


Words wrapped 'round my throat so violent,

Choking away until I fall silent.

Only in death will they find me compliant,

And so you shall believe!


No matter the words I always receive,

Meaningful gestures meant to deceive.

I spit on the angles that you shall conceive,

And so I shall not believe!

Who's Right?

It is all-too-often we come across individuals that will claim to support you, your beliefs, and even how you experience reality while telling you you're wrong. Just as often we can come to the conclusion that their support means they accept you as wrong, and want you to know it, but would rather not argue any further than expressing their own beliefs as being right; this is not acceptance. Even more common would be finding that the sentiment being expressed already exists, and has been pushed violently upon others to the detriment of its believers.

So, when everyone is willing to meet in the middle-ground only to say, "You're wrong, and that's okay," no matter the topic of discussion, can anyone truly be right? No, and that's something we could all work on: Come to the middle-ground without an opinion, and express excitement for diversity of the individual, or remain silent.

Comments

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on March 03, 2021:

@Gilbert: Fingers crossed! Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on March 03, 2021:

@Ruby: Isn't it, though? Unfortunately the powers that be can disagree vehemently, even to the point of silencing people. Thanks for reading!

Gilbert Arevalo from Hacienda Heights, California on March 03, 2021:

Good optimistic poem, Kyler. Let's all hope things get better soon.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 02, 2021:

Opposing views, we all have them, that's what makes life interesting. I enjoyed your poetry!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 01, 2021:

Thank you so much, Kyler

Blessings

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on March 01, 2021:

@Misbah: Good to see you for the first time, Misbah, and thank you for the kind words. I hope to see you around more often, and welcome to HubPages!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on March 01, 2021:

@John: It is, as I argued with them about it. However, typically I avoid passive aggression in favor of blunt telling to whom I have a problem with. Unfortunately, getting angry with HubPages and their policies is a dangerous game, lol!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 01, 2021:

Very well written Kyler,

I liked each single verse of the poem

Very well expressed

And the most lovely lines are

"Oh how you yearn for the day we are kind,

Can't hit pause and can never rewind.

Their sentiments so loud you could go blind,

And so you shall believe!"

I agree to this,

Just as often we can come to the conclusion that their support means they accept you as wrong, and want you to know it, but would rather not argue any further than expressing their own beliefs as being right; this is not acceptance.

YES THIS IS NOT ACCEPTANCE

VERY WELL SCRIBBLED

THANKS FOE SHARING

BLESSINGS

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 01, 2021:

I actually thought this may have been a thinly veiled reference to your dealings with the HubPages hierarchy, or forum discussions.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on March 01, 2021:

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, John! This one was really a message to myself, as a reminder that my opinion means jack-diddly in the face of other peoples'. I often forget that reality can bleed into fiction, and fiction into reality with no arguable facet to be observed, and yet I will argue.

Perhaps we can all learn something from my ignorance, and hot-headed nature.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 01, 2021:

Good poetry Kyler. I like the rhyme scheme and message.

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