Diplomacy

We all get angry too mate
You’re not the only one pissed off
With all the shit that is on all our plate
We could tell them all to far cough

You think you’re the only one who sees
The only one to get the News
Why should anyone listen to your pleas
Do you think you’re the only one with the blues

I wake up every day on this planet too
You are not the only one on Earth
Do you think that you are one of the special few
That their was something special about your birth

You are not alone in thinking like you do
How could the rest of us be blind to it all
I know it is hard to find who to vent through
And it seems it does not matter who you call

So don’t go getting pissed off at all of us mate
We could all be on the same side
I know the problems make you feel it is too late
And that everyone responsible is trying to hide

So next time you want to lash out
And critise those that are in control
Try not to just abuse scream and shout
No-one will listen and you will be the one to pay the toll

Keep a cool head when you speak
It is just some worker on the end of the phone
Your angry rants and raves come across weak
The bloke on the other ends feels he should have stayed home

Go about your business as if you were dealing with you
Speak with respectful peace and you might be heard
You would have to admit that would be true
When you can see your anger has made you appear absurd

So give us a break when you fly off the handle
Keep to the facts and just say your piece
Stop howling like a child still in the cradle
A word simply stated is usually heard in peace.

29th September 2008
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Diplomacy

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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I have found trying to argue with government and departments doesn’t work when you are just on the phone to a receptionist. Some bad days I just fly off the handle. I would hate to get me on the phone, and when I get off it, I some time wonder why they just didn’t hangup.

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