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Saturday, October 27, 2012

I am Entitled to My Opinions

Yes sir, Yes mam
I am entitled to my opinions.

Don’t bend my ears
with your religious rants
or your political pontificating.

Trying to bully me into a corner
with your absolutely right
will only cause me to bare my claws.

I remained quiet while you
gave me every opinion
inside your narrow minded brains,
but my stomach can no longer tolerate
your insidious bile wrapped in
stained glass divine interpretation.

Cease badgering me with your convictions
that only create a divide love cannot cross.
I have my opinions and you are only solidifying
my faith they will never change.

©Susie Clevenger 2012


Mary said...

I'm with you on that pet peeve, Susie. I will be very happy when the election is over with. This has gone on waaaaaaayyyyy too long!

Daydreamertoo said...

This is so true to life. The more you try to force your opinion on someone else, the more they tend to rebel. It's awful though, if it is a child who has to take it. A form of bullying for sure. Glad she stood up for herself in the end :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

your insidious bile wrapped in
stained glass divine interpretation...

Woohoo! Tell it like it is, girl!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

your insidious bile wrapped in
stained glass divine interpretation.

Strong words, strong feeling to this piece--well done!!

Margaret said...

"you are only solidifying
my faith"...

Loved every bit of this! This reads to me so much more than about the election (although, it certainly stirs the pot) but of individuals everywhere who won't stop until you agree with them! I have my opinions and beliefs, but I certainly allow others to have theirs, even my children, even when it bothers me. I tell them to keep an open ear and keep thinking, keep learning. Head in the sand is never good..

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, excellent, Susie. I do dislike being preached at, whether someone is trying to change my religion or anything else about me.
Well said!

Susie Swanson said...

Well said my friend.. hope I'm not included in this after what I put up yesterday..I had been holding back for a long time.. fb has got so awful with hatred.

Laurie Kolp said...

Ugh... my sentiments exactly. I think tolerance is a foreign word to some.

Kim Nelson said...

your line about the line love cannot cross stopped me in my tracks. BRILLIANT!

Ella said...

I so agree! I hate being told how to be, how to think, how to act, react...ick! I'm nodding my head with your pet peeve. It is one of mine~

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Bullying comes in so many forms--you certainly captured this one here. Go Susie!

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