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Pushed

25 Oct

As shocking as it may sound, I’ve had some complaints at work made against me. Do you get offended, hurt or worked up when someone makes false accusations towards you? I used to, but having a warrior-mindset has eradicated the need to defend, explain, and exonerate my name. I’ve learned that there’s a common theme with all of the people who point a finger at me and say I’m rude, abrasive or difficult, and that common theme is that they lack what a warrior possesses and is capable off…

Pushed

They push and push until you crack
And when you do, then they step back
They see that you have had enough
So they watch as you huff and puff

But what if you simply don’t crack?
What if you bare their attack?
What if there is no effect?
What if they cannot deject?

What if you’re a rock when they
Have hurtful, hateful things to say?
What if your reserve stands fast
When you are bullied and harassed?

I’ll tell you what will happen, mate
When you refuse to take the bait
They’ll whine and cry that YOU’RE the one
Who was abrasive and did shun

A warrior’s an anomaly
From drama they are fully free
And since the normals cannot grasp
They imagine your voice is rasp

They imagine that you aren’t nice
They give their pathetic advice
They say, “You really need to learn
To deal with this kind of concern!”

They’ll make a complaint to your boss
Another try to incur loss
But boss will simply hear the tale
Of how a weak normal did fail

To push a warrior around
And tried to grind you to the ground
But since your grace was kept in tact
They snivelled to make an impact

By crying to authorities
To try to bring you to your knees
But no one, not grunts or a chief
Can give a warrior much grief

They can’t be pushed, they are a wall
And it’s the PUSHERS who all fall
While warriors stand firm and strong
Bear witness to all that is wrong

The ego and the selfishness
The cowardice and laziness
The fact they push so hard reveals
That they lack warrior ideals

Stand fast, stand firm, and do not bend
Do not explain, do not defend
And do not fear they’ll be believed
Because all those who are deceived

Are just as weak as those who shove
And push and are devoid of love
Who do not serve and give and care
Let your attack just be a glare

A knowing glance that weakness stands
Before you with its outstretched hands
In vain attempt to push you back
Do not falter, do not crack

Gossiping

4 Dec

Gossiping

I overheard a pair of men
Discussing yesterday
The lives of other people and
Both of them did betray

One man in particular
That both men didn’t like
I found it strange that both men chose
To wait ‘till then to strike

They didn’t say it to his face
But when his back was turned
They did it simply because they
Don’t want their thoughts returned

They didn’t have the courage to
Face the man right up front
They didn’t have the fortitude
To speak up and be blunt

Instead they waited for a time
When this victim was gone
To give their snide remarks and boast
How they had much more brawn

How this man thought highly of
Himself and his talent
Their criticisms all fell flat
Because they were not gallant

Any coward can speak up
When target’s not around
It doesn’t take much heart to run
The absent in the ground

A warrior is opposite
They look down on back talk
When the person is around
They don’t just stand and gawk

They walk right up to whoever
They have an issue with
They do not tuck their tail and run
And simply plead the fifth

They look the person in the eye
And tell them right up front
And if they’re not around, well then
A warrior will hunt

They’ll search and make the effort to
Have their words reach the ears
Of the focus of their gripes
Not their third-party peers

They never will speak poorly of
A person they did not
Already speak personally
With right there on the spot

And how is it that I can tell
The gossipers were quiet
When the subject was around
So not to cause a riot?

Simply because they did speak
With pettiness and hate
A lack of understanding when
You don’t initiate

A conversation with someone
Who may have different views
When you speak up, many times
The tension will defuse

When you make the effort to
Learn more about that guy
Or gal, you might just find you both
Will soon see eye to eye

And even if their ego won’t
Allow a peaceful chat
You still will learn that they aren’t worth
The gossiping combat

Either way, you’ll find yourself
Without the itch to speak
Poorly of another person
Making you seem weak

                            ~Miro