"OH YOU SWEET THANG!"
THE PIC? I CALL IT ... "SA-PRIZE!"
© - Tom Hyland - 3/27/12
“STICKS AND STONES
MAY BREAK MY BONES,
BUT WORDS WILL
NEVER HURT ME!”
True or False?
Maybe False Regarding Physical Harm ...
But Certainly True, as Pertains to Mental Harm.
Stigma = Shame - Disgrace - Dishonor ...
Some People Are Stronger Than Others,
And ‘Names’Just Don’t Bother ...
Like ‘Water Rolling Off a Duck’s Back’ ...
While Many Others, Especially Those
With ‘Low Self Esteem’ ...
Or Problems with Depression ...
Have Actually Committed Suicide!
THAT ... Is Certainly Physically Harmful ... Isn’t It?
Many Times - Anger is the Culprit ...
Someone Says, or Does Something -
That ‘Hurts Our Feelings’ ...
And We Promptly Retaliate!
Bitch! Whore! Slut! Bastard! Rat-Bastard!
Honky! ‘N’ Word! Chink! F’er! M-F’er!
OH ... How ‘Colorful’ We Can Be!
This ‘Knack’ for ‘Name-Calling’
Is Oft’ Quite Prevalent While ‘Driving’ ...
‘IT’ has been ‘Labeled’ IT-SELF ...
We Aptly Call IT ... ‘Road-Rage’ ...
More Likely Than Not ...
The ‘Other’ Person Does Not Even Hear Us!
Or Else ... Our Arses Might Get Kicked!
Many Times, There is Also a Physical Gesture
Accompanying Our Profuse, Profound, Profane Statement ...
More Often Than Not - It Is ...
‘The Finger’ - ‘The BIRD’ - ‘The Fickle Finger of Fate’!
Aaaah ... How Eloquent We May Be!
Stereo-Typing - Labeling - Profiling ...
They May All Be ... WRONG!
And Yet, We DO IT ... Effortlessly!
Many Times - This Phenomenon Is ...
A ‘Rapid-Response’ - ‘Self-Defense’ -
Automatic Reflex Mechanism ...
When We Feel ‘Threatened’ ...
Can We Change These ‘Built-In’ Habits?
Most Assuredly! But ... A BIG BUT ...
There Must Be a Desire To Do So!
A Conscious Effort ... The Sub-Conscious Is Powerful!
This Fondly Reminds Me of My Mom ...
She Had a Habit of Saying ‘SHIT’ -
When Something Went Wrong - And ...
She Was Normally a Lady, Who Didn’t ‘Cuss’!
However, She Realized All On Her Own ...
That When The Little Grand-Children Were Around
This Word Was a ‘’No-No’!
So - She Really Worked On Improving ...
There Would Be the Start of the ‘S’ Syllable ...
Then ... A Long Pause ... And Finally ...
Out Would Come The Complete Word ...
GOD BLESS HER!
Maybe Word Substitution Is The Answer?
Can We WORK On It, MAYBE?
I Hope So ...
“YOU SWEET THANG”!
© - TKH.
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|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Perhaps you can help me - my brother calls me all of those, all of the time. And I'd hate to even tell you what Mean Tall Woman often calls me!
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I'm so glad you're reformed.
|Reviewed by Jennifer Christian
|I like to say, "God ... bless America!" And it also helps to remember to do to others as I would have them do to me.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Thank you for calling me a "Sweet Thang", as afterall the picking on me u been doing of late it seems the right thang to do...I went from shit to shoot for the most part & yes I only grumble at others IN the car as I like what few teeth I have left...;-) Jurseeeeeeeeey|