No Offense

9 Nov

No Offense

Offense is taken by people
Who are too sensitive
By those who think too highly of
Themselves and can’t forgive

What’s the big deal if someone
Lays an insult on you?
To take offense means that you take
Too much stock in their view

Why would any words upset
Offend, annoy or slight
A person who knows deep down what
Is wrong and what is right?

Offense shows that we care too much
About what’s being said
By people who do not deserve
A single, tiny shred

Of reverence or respect so
How could they cause offense?
Getting all worked up just makes
Us seem just that more dense

It also shows that we demand
A bit too much respect
In a world where there is little
Of it to collect

Offense shows a lack of control
Allowing others to
Influence our demeanor
When others make us stew

Nothing offends warriors
Because they let it go
They let the offensive things said
Continue to just flow

Through them, out them, onward to
The rest of the world’s noise
Never once allowing it
To sacrifice their poise

Next time that you take offense
Just ask yourself “How come?”
And with a little thought you’ll see
It really is quite dumb

To get worked up, to get upset
To let yourself get stressed
To let another person keep
You from being your best

                             ~Miro

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7 Responses to “No Offense”

  1. zendictive November 9, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    words can’t hurt you unless you allow them to,
    no offense, I like this post!

  2. Warrior Poet Wisdom November 9, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    None taken. 🙂
    Peace & strength,
    ~Miro

  3. mbwilliams November 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    ‘Nothing offends warriors
    Because they let it go
    They let the offensive things said
    Continue to just flow’

    My favourite verse…but I loved the whole poem.

    Why would we place our balance and well-being in the hands of another?

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks for reading. I’m always interested to hear which verses stood out to individual readers.
      Peace & strength,
      ~Miro

  4. ✰✰♡☮ ThaaNie BiebeR ☮♡✰✰ November 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I really enjoyed the poem.. 😀
    Im really bad at poetry, though.. 😛

    – Thaanie 🙂

  5. Divya Srikanth November 14, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    No offense, but your posts are awesome. I am hooked!

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 14, 2011 at 7:17 am #

      None taken. 🙂 No offense, but that’s very kind of you to say! Glad it’s resonating with you.
      Peace & strength,
      Miro

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