It goes without saying

I never dare to tell him off
the explosion could be fatal.
So I don’t ask him to stop
leaving dirty socks on the floor.
I don’t ask him not to leave tea-bags in the sink –
at least he makes the tea!
I just thank him for encouragement
to do what I want, when I want
and the praise when I do it well.

http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-things-you-dont-say-tuesday-tryouts/  this week suggests we write about what we don’t say.  The things I don’t say I don’t write about either. Call me inhibited, I probably am, but there are good reasons
for not being brutally honest, for biting my tongue on the unkind remark or provocative statement.

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7 Responses to It goes without saying

  1. I appreciate this, Viv. While I may not live by this rule. Your point does come across as valid. I like the size of the poem, too.

    Pamela

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  2. Shawna says:

    “I just thank him for encouragement
    to do what I want, when I want
    and the praise when I do it well”

    There’s such wisdom in this! And “at least he makes the tea.” I’ll be back for more bits of the wise. 🙂

    http://rosemarymint.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/dearth-of-reason/

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  3. OMG, I could have written this….this morning!

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  4. margo roby says:

    I like the size of the poem, ViV. The theme is so clear with the why, whats and therefores, that no more is required.

    margo

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  5. Tilly Bud says:

    How we tip around our men! I’m learning not to do that. Better an explosion and a fresh start, on equal terms. But it’s hard.

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