vinebar

Misconstruction
Author: Meridian Zuriel

vinebar

I tell you something
You tell them what I said
They tell what you said
They pass on what they said
Until it gets back to me
Sounding differently than
When it was told originally
Now you got one big lie
Or a case of misconstruction
Got people hating me
Debating me
Taking words out of context
Making false implications
Iím not up for a debate
But Iíd wish youíd
Get your story straight
And if you got it straight
Imply it right
Donít misconstrue
Got a question for me
Iíll answer you
Iíll tell you what I meant
Iíll tell you what I said
So you can hear it
From the horseís mouth
And if you heard it
From the horseís mouth
And feel like you
Just got to
Carry this news out
Then understand it first
Before you report
Donít beg for a retort

***

Because I donít say
What you want to hear
No need to become a beast
And bite off my ear
If it ainít insulting
Or harmful in anyway
But uncompromising
Why corner me?
Can we
Respect each others opinion
And just see differently
Whatís with argumentatively
Telling me you disagree
So you disagree
Snapping like a crocodile
Is unnecessary

Info sweeps like a broom
And combs like a rake
News can go out real
And come back fake
It can go out true
And come back false
Go out straight
And come back twisted

And if youíre part of the hearers
That said you heard
Then just keep it at heard
Because half of the tongues clucking
Ainít spreading the true word

Carefully choose what you believe
And donít be deceived
Think before you take in
The mouthful youíre about to receive
Think before you pass on
Especially if you donít know
Because misconstruction
Can really jack up someoneís info

vinebar

Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* (98.224.73.21) -- Thursday, June 23 2011, 09:50 pm

Well written

Hi Sweetie,
Avery well expressed piece. full of spine.well written.Good to read you.
Meridian (64.12.117.71) -- Saturday, June 25 2011, 04:59 am

Thanks Lady T

It hurts to get burnt. I'm trying to save my skin now. I guess you live and you learn.
Terrie* (98.224.73.21) -- Tuesday, June 28 2011, 01:23 am

YW

Yup Basically that's what it is...
 
Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by Meridian Zuriel

vinebar

Poetic Dreams Other's Poetic Dreams Submit a Poem New This Week Forum Home

Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved.   No part of this website, including all pictures and written words,  may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without  permission of the original author of the work.  All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner.  All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail: dreamer@dreamersreality.com  so the proper person may be notified.