Offense (pt. 1)

Offense (pt. 1)

The more fragile we are the more easily we’re hurt

The notion of control of offensiveness is merely absurd

When you build a fence

When you build offense

You only fence yourself inside where you’re harmed by simple words

The more offended we become the more off ended we’re stirred

A world free of offensiveness is a world where no ones heard

When you take offense

When you make a fence

You only build another boundary where reality is blurred

And these boundaries give false security in spite of your hunt

Call it wokeness, correctness, call it whatever you want

With each taken offense

You steadily build a fence

I’m not sorry to have to break it to you and be so blunt

The goal is to decrease fragility or as some say ‘toughen the skin’

This is not done by retaliation but by looking within

“Why do I take offense?”

“Am I building a fence?”

A self reflection or ponderence of ones own feelings and facts is where to begin

Joel Prickett


Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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