When sides are to be taken,
Political discourse disasters,
Or misunderstandings in partnerships,
Do we consider the other position?
Their feelings and humanity,
Is an opposite number still only a foe?

Is common ground a fictional nirvana?
Must a debate end in bloodshed?
Fingers in eyes and hair torn,
Noses and faces cut to make a point,
Hearts pierced with vocal convictions,
Potential friends lost in a tirade,

When disagreements are had,
The senate floor taken,
Must we destroy the contender utterly?
Can no knowledge be thrust bilaterally?
After all when all both sides offer is contention,
The entire world learns nothing,

Both sides can be devils.

Comments
  1. Carol anne says:

    ❤ ❤ love it! ❤

  2. Shruba says:

    Honestly, guilty as charged probably. I have lost friends over disagreements on political views but the issue is it ceases to be just a political opinion when it influences your whole thought process, the ideologies you believe in, the decisions you make, the way you dress, the way you write, the way you talk, what you talk about and basically infiltrates your whole lifestyle and personal identity. When that gets questioned, the stakes become too high to come to a middle ground unless both parties are ready to agree to disagree instead of imposing their version of interpretation is the one and only true version. That’s when disagreements result in discord and burnt bridges. Personally, I think it’s better to lose such friendships than stay in a toxic environment where both of you needs to conceal your true beliefs and pretend to get along. It’s sad but it happens I guess. 🥺😅

    • Osharlequin says:

      I suppose there are situations where it can be inevitable. I’m a naturally diplomatic person, or rather I try to be. It’s something of a tightrope though.

      The Oldschool Harlequin

  3. shauna says:

    Spot on. So weary of the embattled politics tearing the countries apart.

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