Standard Shipping for delivery by Dec 24 has ended. Most products available with Express Shipping.

Don’t Get Upset Because You Asked

Don’t Get Upset Because You Asked

I appear to be making enemies
Everywhere that I go
I get asked what my opinion is
So I let everybody know

It doesn’t matter what the question
They get upset at my answer
I don’t know why they start the inquisition
They react as if I have given them cancer

Then they go assuming I have opinions
On any issue that they raise
Whether on Politics and the Devils minions
Whatever my answer I know I’ll get no praise

I am learning silence is the Golden Rule
To utter anymore you would be a fool

So when they ask me what I think of the war
And the real reasons for the fight
I never again call NATO the Beast and Whore
Or that the NAZIs are the New Right

I never respond about the rise of the Military
Or the Freedoms the security measures have destroyed
I keep silent about our economic long term security
Or where the next invasion force will be deployed

I will never again talk about religion
About Christ being the bastard son of man
Or how close George W Bush came to Armageddon
Blaming Islam for Bushs’ daddies evil plan

I am keeping silent now these days
So it is not me on who everyone preys

I will never utter another word
When someone asks what party I support
That everything they say another lie heard
No matter the Party just another evil rort

Never again will I mention the starving
When someone mentions a pun like Bill Gates
Or mention how many children are dying
While the Wests’ go back twice to fill their plate

Not a word from me will anyone hear
About how many meals the cost of a nuclear bomb
Or how the war on terror is now the fear
Of whom the Liberators will drop another one on

I am keeping my opinion to protect myself
So have your own and blame yourself.

5.04am. Australian EDST 22nd March 2010
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Currently unavailable for purchase


Don’t Get Upset Because You Asked by 


Why do people get upset when they ask your opinion, and you give it ???

Comments

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAover 4 years ago

    so real. tom

  • Thanks Tom !!!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Good one. I agree. No one wants to know what you think – they either want you to agree with them or want you to soothe their fears. I’ve shut up too, unless I know the person really wants to know my opinion.

  • Thanks Magpie… I haven’t learnt to shutup … you don’t even have to ask my opinion, I’ll give it anyway… Shout it out loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • darkvampire
    darkvampireover 4 years ago

    The answer to your question, dear Gregory, is that those people who get upset when you give your view only want you to agree with them. They want sycophants, not friends. You have expressed the inevitable frustration very strongly, but please don’t stop giving your views…otherwise we will only be getting their views, and where would we be then :0 )

  • Silenced !! Thanks DV. I really haven’t learnt to shutup yet, and don’t want to…

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Mishaal  Sardar
    Mishaal Sardarover 4 years ago

    Absolutely remarkable piece of writing Greg my friend!we have different perception of life and reality..This decision is likely to upset a lot of people. Try not to let thim upset you. Don’t upset yourself about it! let’s just forget it ever happened…Everyone had an opinion on the subject. Opinion is divided on the issue which is the better is a matter of opinion!!

  • Thanks Mishaal. It takes abit to get to me, and if someone doesn’t like my opinion I usually shout it louder !!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    Interesting piece of writing, and yes no one wants to really hear an opinion….unless
    it is what they think!!!! xoxoxo

  • Thanks Sally, appreciated…. xoxox

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    No comment – other than this is brilliant. . .

  • Wow, flattered !! Thanks Restlessd !!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Ah, but you see, your opinion should be precious and only the intiated listener should partake in it. :D

  • :-) Thanks. I think my problem is I give it to anyone !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 4 years ago

    You have said it so perfectly! Wow, what a way with words!! Love it!! :^)

  • Thanks Gail, glad you liked it !!!!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    Wow…this was rush of emotions. I don’t think when people ask a question that they are prepared for such a forthcoming response. This was very powerful. I think you should keep on talking.

  • Thanks lolowe !! Hand me a megaphone !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • flipteez
    flipteezover 4 years ago

    Silence rarely brings change & l applaud you my friend on your unique & amazing ability to speak with such power XXXXXXXX Just as long as you know it IS ok too to enjoy ones silence too from time to time but the Passion must always move forward never put it on hold & especially when you do it so well thru your art & words XXXX

  • xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.