Used to be when we'd disagree
We would compromise you and me.
If I disagree now you attack
You'd like to have me on the rack.
Whatever happened to taking time
To give and take, not thinking itís a crime
To have different views, you and I
We're both just ordinary guys.
With wild rhetoric truth is hard to find
And you'll go your way, and I'll go mine
I say, you say, and I'm right you're wrong
It's the same old lackluster song.
People are buying guns and ammo
Government's tried stopping its flow
Liberals, conservatives have beliefs
Why give each other so much grief.
Take time, listen to each other
You could be talking to your brother
Eye to eye we may never see
But by listening we may find the key.
These days we just try to outshout
Again rhetoric leaves so much doubt
And its so loud we can't hear a word
Its really pitiful and absurd.
Let's go back to the honest debates
If not I have great fear for our fate
If we can't take time to listen soon
It won't be long before its high noon.
©January 19, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton
~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~