Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: BEAT AROUND THE BUSH (05/25/17)
- TITLE: The Truth
By Sylvia Young
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Interpretation: HE FAILED!
"I believe that the cut and style of that dress do not do your figure the justice that it deserves."
Interpretation: IT'S UGLY!
"If you consider all the aspects of this particular issue and how all the various outcomes, I strongly believe that you will probably reach the same conclusion as I have."
Interpretation: YOU'RE WRONG!
Call what you like, but stop beating around the bush. There is a time for careful wording, and a time to tell it to me straight. Speak the truth in love; don't avoid saying what's on your mind because you're worried about hurting my feelings.
Give it to me straight
Tell me the truth
For crying out loud
Just say what you mean!
I'm living in a world that wants to protect me, that worries about my feelings, that thinks I'm made of glass. If you treat me with kid gloves, I might think myself fragile. And then I will break
There's a time for everything
A time to be careful
And a time to be direct
Ask for the wisdom to know the difference
Too much tact can delay healing
Too much honesty can destroy a relationship
Where is the line?
You have to find it
but it is there
it's always there.
Say it with love
Say it because you care
Say it because you want to help
And always, always pray for wisdom
But please, please, please
Stop trying to protect me from every little thing.
I am not fragile
I will not break
And I want the truth
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