View Full Version : Don't Know Why Rant/Vent Poem

12-29-04, 01:23 PM
I don't know why
half a century later
I should be suprised

People ask for help
and get judgement

It still shocks me
how unkind the world
at large is-

And that my ears hear
what seems inaudible
to others.

12-29-04, 02:41 PM
Explaining origin of poem-

A young person (not me) on another site asked for help from some veterans in her industry.
These veterans belittled her-and provoked other posters who chimed in, trying to diffuse the situation and help the original poster.

44 postings in the same thread later, the original poster never contributed another word...probably too freaked out by the response her simple question generated.

I absolutely abhor bullies...and this is one of the big drawbacks I find in forums...this format gives bullies a pulpit...when what they deserve is a dunce hat.

Further, it makes me really mad at myself that I can't seem to get over the fact that the only thing in my power to change is how I react to this kind of dialogue...I wish I could turn off the "do-gooder" voice in my head, and just accept the fact that people are people...fallible and need to let the nasty folk invade my "happy space"....