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Listen without defending, speak without offending…
by Ed Matlack

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I walked the beach today & when I do so, I seem to get thoughtful, speaking to my Mother Ocean, so please bear with this, for me, unusual posting?



Seems we speak too soon,

Not for us all is this a boon,

We don’t as well seem to anymore listen,

Though in Gods image we hope to be christened…

 

To speak today without being offensive,

Is to be politically correct but not defensive,

I find for myself that this all makes me kind of apprehensive,

So I tend to give emphasis, as well as I can, intensive…

 

I sometimes, even to myself, don’t make sense,

I am sorry if sometimes I may seem quite dense,

Told sometimes I have a lack of commonsense,

Would like to know what you do think herein,

So please don’t leave me hanging or in suspense…

 

 

                                      © ed ~ 3/19/11

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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/21/2011
JOLTIN' JOISEY ...

HERE'S MY 'TAKE' ON 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS' ...
IF IT LOOKS LIKE 'CRAP' - SMELLS LIKE 'CRAP' -
SOUNDS LIKE 'CRAP' - OR EVEN TASTES LIKE 'CRAP'
IT PROBABLY IS ... CRAP !!!

Many years ago, there was a Radio show in the mornings,
called "In Defense Of Truth" - a Pastor Decker TRIED to Warn the World
about 'the Tri-Lateralists' - the 'World Bank' and several other 'Semi-Secret'
organizations ... he was Way Ahead of his time - this was 40 Years Ago!

Truth - Justice - Freedom - Fairness ... MUST ALWAYS BE DEFENDED !!!

That's my 2 cents' worth, Good Buddy! Cuz TK...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/21/2011
it is a lot of work to remain politically corrsct all the time--and, pretty much impossible!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/20/2011
I tell my kids about their friends, listen without defending and speak without offending, great words dear ED.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/20/2011
We're all entitled to our own opinions, my friend. And if that opinion offends someone, I have found throughout life it is usually because it hit a bit too close to home. Keep up the good work.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/19/2011
There are no two apples on the tree alike, no matter how much they appear to be. Humans are even more dissimilar, Ed.

I mean, I know I'm perfect, it's always the other people who have problems.
Reviewed by John Coppolella 3/19/2011
Good one Ed!



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