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What You Never Meant

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What You Never Meant

One word misinterpreted
Conveys the wrong intent
And what you said gets twisted
Into what you never meant.

For sometimes we may jump the gun,
Prepared to be rejected,
And can’t absorb a message
Different from the one expected.

It’s possible for someone
To feel angry, bruised or hurt
By a word or two that somehow
You allowed yourself to blurt.

In situations such as this,
It’s better to explain;
There isn’t very much to lose
And much that you can gain.

Communication’s often marred
When it’s not face to face,
But simple explanations help
Both parties to embrace.

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Misconstruing and undoing what a person means. Makes what someone meant to say, not mean a hill of beans. Injection here, please keep smiling. Your last line in no. 3 might work better with, You yourself did blurt. Meter wise. :) I really feel sheepish advising you because you are usually spot on. But. :) Have a lovely day. :)

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:01:00 AM
    Amen!!! Terry

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 11:37:00 PM
    very nice. Full of wisdom!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Nice!!!...Jim

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Great words of wisdom Ilene. Hasty words have ruined many friendships, I''m sure. Thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Indeed! KQQL poetry..thanks