Hide and Seek
If somebody writes something online that is rude,
while accusing me of being an ignorant dude,
it's usually because I was misunderstood.
However, in my constant struggle to be good
I've found the perfect way to keep my head, and vent,
without misplacing my temper in an argument.
I stay silent, as if I've been taught by what's been said.
Then, I seek my revenge by doing this instead;
I write my reply in a poem or a story
disguised as a humorous, or sweet, allegory.
I don't share what I have written, for at least a week.
My target doesn't know we're playing hide and seek.
Sure, if he's not looking, my thoughts he might not find;
this is not about giving him a piece of my mind.
Besides, nothing's accomplished in a back-and-forth fight.
I'd rather calmly mention what I feel is right.
Even if he reads it and thinks, 'that's about me!,'
the odds are good that he and I will still disagree.
But when he was pissed off and proud, I was sleeping well
knowing that I'd be telling him to go to hell.