Tag Archives: insults

Name Calling

27 Oct

Name Calling

Name calling is used by those
Who take things personally
It’s used by people who are much
Too focused just on “me”

They let their ego misconstrue
Opinions as attacks
If someone doesn’t agree then
It’s time to grind their ax

They throw out classics like “moron”
And “idiot” as well
The irony is that they are
Every slur that they yell

A stunning show of selfishness
To call someone a name
An act of self absorbedness
A deed of utter shame

A sign that they’re inadequate
The insult’s meant to build
Themselves at someone else’s cost
With abuse that is drilled

They give themselves away with every
Slam and scorn and taunt
They cannot speak maturely ‘cause
This deep down fact does haunt:

Their ego’s in control of them
It tells them they know best
And anyone who disagrees
Must be shown great detest

The ego never tells us things
Such as “To each his own”
“Agree to disagree” or “Best
To leave this one alone”

The ego says “How dare you?!” and
Makes it feel personal
It makes you just as ornery
And angry as a bull

It makes it quite impossible
To civilly discuss
Differing opinions ‘cause
It’s makes too big a fuss

“Moron,” “stupid,” “idiot”
Is what it resorts to
Because the ego doesn’t have
The power to construe

The focus and maturity
That all our spirits hold
And that’s precisely why egos
Insult and scorn and scold


Hey Idiot, May I Have Your Full Attention?

11 Jul

Hey Idiot, May I Have Your Full Attention?

I’ve noticed something recently
A funny little trend
How attention comes to full
When we’re called to defend

Usually it’s quite a task
To get someone’s attention
Seems a message goes unheard
Unless we’re paid a mention

But when the ego is at stake
When our pride’s on the line
Participate in the discussion
We surely incline

Full attention focuses
On something that before
Would have been glossed over and
Dismissed as just a bore

But when our own opinion comes
Under another’s fire
Seems that topic’s one that won’t
Be all that quick to tire

And sometimes if things get heated
And the insults fly
It’s funny how we suddenly
Have much time to reply

If someone pays a compliment
It may just go unheard
Or get a “thnx” because there’s no
Time to type the whole word

But when a person calls us out
We can’t resist the bait
All the things we’re busy with
Suddenly can wait

And all day is set aside
To stand up for our pride
“How dare a person disagree?”
The ego says so snide

And doesn’t that just seem a little
Selfish and conceited?
To only care about something
When we’ve been poorly treated?

Dedicating time and focus
To bantering all day
All in a desperate attempt
To get the final say

How ‘bout letting go and having
No retort at all?
Focusing on peace and calm
Instead of on the brawl?

Keeping ego in its place
And not allowing it
To control our schedules
And to provoke a fit

So what if someone disagrees
And even goes so far
To disrespect us by saying
We’re stupid or bizarre?

That palpitation that we feel
Stirring deep in our chest
Is nothing more than ego’s way
Of saying “I protest!”

The idiot in all of this
Is not the insulter
It’s not the one who disagrees
Or hurls at us a slur

It’s our ego that puts us
Ahead of everything
The one that can’t take differing
Opinions and the sting

Of a harmless little barb
That means so very little
Ego’s sensitive to strife
And staggeringly brittle

I’d rather focus my attention
On positivity
Depriving my attention from
All those who don’t agree

Saying “thanks” instead of “thnx”
To those who take the time
To say they enjoyed my attempt
To inspire them with rhyme