hold your tongue , speak your mind

Hold your tongue , speak your mind
we have been told this time to time
which of these rules should apply
what situation's , when and why
should we sit back and listen to lies
should we attack back, stand and rise
Sitting queitly you may find
that it is time to speak your mind
do not hold your tounge on your beliefs
standing up for yourself is a relief
forget holding your tongue
learn it now while you are young

Hold your tongue , speak your mind
We have been told this from time to time
These rules we learn to abide
sometimes your tongue you must hide
Speak only facts you know
listen to the conversation flow
Hold your tongue taut to the truth
learn these rules in your youth

Author's Notes/Comments: 

still needs some updating , work in progress ..if any Ideas do not be affraid to speak your mind.....

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LovingLovelace's picture

Yuppers

I understand completely. I have yet to know when to use which, but believe me, I stand up for what I believe in.


If your mirror doesn't find you one of the most beautiful people it has ever seen, punch it and find a better mirror.

cozzy20000's picture

I too found the early years

I too found the early years to be a time when I first noticed how venom can be spurted from what seemed like trivial conversations. Great work look forward to more.

SSmoothie's picture

Yes Indeed but I would say

Yes Indeed but I would say add a little tact! ;) wonderfully good advice written beautifully! Cheers SS


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

facethetruth2b's picture

yes i know it feels

yes i know it feels unfinished,I was trying to write and keep up with my boy, had to hurry and save it before he deleted it like he did to one earlier that day ...Thanks


you laugh at me because I am differant, I laugh at you because You are all the same ...(KoRn) J.D......

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I think it's awesome for running after a young boy! Ouch delete

Can really hurt! Lucky he's the apple of your eye ;) I think it's great the poem, I would just try to use tact if I was in that situation but I have been known to Tare strips off people when I've had enough! I was attacked once by four youths on bikes I pushed their bikes over with my leg, and stepped on the bike with one leg and grabbed the youth by the collar, and held his head down with my fist. I told them if they didn't leave he was as good as dead, they left and then I let him go. So I guess I have more fight than flight response. Everyone thinks Im crazy to have done that but I'm just not a victim anymore. The plus side is they smile and say hello respectfully now. Funny how life works out. Don't know why I shared that...? Oh well it's a great poem as is cheers SS!


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

facethetruth2b's picture

Oh the stories i can tell

Oh the stories i can tell about fight or flight ...Flight was never my opition , I always did stand up for myself, lately not so much . but Now with all i have been dealing with , it is STAND UP and NOT LET ANYONE get in my way ... And enough is enough .....And people are seeing me come back from the slump I was in just letting it be ..Well I can not let it be no longer... Thanks for sharing your short story ..


you laugh at me because I am differant, I laugh at you because You are all the same ...(KoRn) J.D......

armystrong's picture

I love this poem it is a very

I love this poem it is a very beautiful poem


-il mondo è così bello quando si smascherare tutto il male che si nasconde sotto

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Thank You ...hope you are

Thank You ...hope you are learning about America and people are shining light on places to visit ...... Hope you can make here one day ...


you laugh at me because I am differant, I laugh at you because You are all the same ...(KoRn) J.D......