A repost from Vol 1, Ed 2
Our attempts to reconcile can often be fueled with passion and sometimes anger. We should expect rises in tone and displays of emotion in the course of our dialogues. To focus on the words and not on the tone, is critical to the continuance of the dialogue which, if done lovingly, should increase our chances of experiencing a healthy outcome. None-the-less, the saintliest people are quite liable of some surprising outbursts. Read the poem below and see if you can relate to this woman’s expression of anger.
Your children needed to be picked up from school
And that darn dog of yours jumped into the pool
Your son…is hard headed…slipped and fell off the stool
You said you’d be home in time, boy was I the fool
Where were you?
Rescue me, somebody! Take me away to another world
Ain’t seen diamond the first, not a cotton pickin’ pearl
LET ME TELL YOU, boy…see…today’s not the day
Don’t try to be coy with me, I’ve got alot that I have to say
Keep your distance! Come too close-I’ll hurl something your way!
So, in case you haven’t noticed, today’s just not the day
You promised me…
That you would be sensitive to my needs
If you can’t buy me jewelry, then at least a string of beads
I’m trapped, in too deep, head hurts, heart bleeds
So, if you mean well,
I can’t tell…no more words
I need deeds !!!