Saturday, September 1, 2012

LISTEN

Listen when I say we have nothing in common
Listen when I say we are not a fit
Don't play to my nicer nature
It will eventually turn mean
When I get tired of the guilt of trying to be nice.

Let's shake hands and walk back to our corners.
Get out of the ring, and find a new partner.
Someone who perhaps isn't an identical twin
but has the same basic values.

Time is precious.
That is the most important thing I could say to someone younger.
That and travel is addicting.
Get out of your box.
Try not to call people names.
Try not to ruin people's days.
But be true to yourself, always.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemies.
Not an original thought, but worth repeating, reminding.

Listen, I never hide my thoughts, just try to cloak them in manners.
I don't want to smother anyone.
I don't want to tell a friend, don't talk about that stuff around me.
I don't want to say, I have no interest in an hour long, or even a half hour long
political discussion - that is not fun for me, it makes my jaw tight and my head ache.
I don't want to discuss sports.  Watching other people playing games bores me when there are so many other things to do.

At this point in my life, I'd rather continue to walk alone than to sit and smile at someone who isn't a fit for me, as a friend or a lover.  I need to learn to let go of the guilt, and cut it off at the early stages, not whittle away at the string that is frayed from the start.

Listen when I say we have nothing in common.
Listen when I saay we are not a fit.
Don't play to my nicer nature
It will eventually turn mean
Trying to be nice

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