I Reflect You

What Is Driving You

Every year many humans needlessly die.
Some are females, but most are males.
Some are prideful, some are stubborn,
but most have road-rage.

Why do they struggle,
why do they have to argue,
why can’t they just go with the flow?

When they were young,
were they not accepted?
Did they never learn—
how to love in return?

Some have families that try to intervene,
but seldom—change anybody’s mind.
So they resign to prayer as they wait,
for the days of the bye and bye.

Those who love them—
try to make a difference,
and for their efforts
are rewarded with insult and injury
or end up accompanying them, to the bye and bye.

Oh what a tragedy….

By: ElRoyPoet © 2021

“Love should be easy, but it’s not. Hate should be hard, but it’s easy.” By: Tanya Tucker

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

“When you start understanding the science and psychology of hate, you begin to realize that there are numerous complex reasons for your hatred towards people. In an ideal world, we would love and respect everyone we interact with. Everyone will be compassionate, emphatic, generous, considerate and kind. We will accept each other’s views no matter how opposing they may be to ours and would learn from different perspectives. But reality is far from ideal. And this is perhaps why we often get upset, angry and annoyed with others.” Excerpt from 5 Reasons Why You Hate People According To Psychology

Commentary: It’s counterproductive to try to change someone’s mind. Because whatever you say, they’ve heard it all before. Their default come back is: “Tell me something new!” And don’t even think about asking: “If you know this, why don’t you ever put it into practice?”, because then all communications will shut down. A better way is to try to persuade the heart, show, don’t tell: A smile; a wave; a warm embrace.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Bible, 2 Chronicles 7:14

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