Argument vs. Debate
Misunderstandings occur sometimes
Leaving hearts ravaged, bitter and hurt
When two people disagree and argue
Their words, blunt, short and curt.
Why do we do it to ourselves and others?
When there is nothing to be gained
By sharp argumentative disagreements
That leave all one’s emotions pained.
There is never a winner in an argument
No give or take to solve the issue at hand
No compromises to aid peaceful unity
No opportunity for each other to understand.
Are we that emotionally animalistic
So we are unable to have a controlled debate
Had we rather scream and yell at each other
Building grievous defenses with our words of hate?
Having a discussion without disruptive emotions
Is a skill that must be practiced with diligent care
By learning to use intelligence to tackle a problem
Instead of airing the emotional garbage there.
How much sweeter it would be
To understand and compromise in peaceful coexistence
By discussing disputes and problems rationally
Without aggravating emotional resistance.
© 2009 Jeanette Cooper