Monday, May 24, 2010


You got it all wrong
You really did
My words were not might to hurt
But to motivate

You missed the essence of my words
In the heat of your misinterpretation

Don't get it twisted
I don't owe you an apology
If I did I wouldn't hesitate to say these words
I am sorry

Don't blame me if you mistook the word 'curious'
To mean 'serious'

So the next time you have a problem with my lyrics
Don't hesitate to come to me
I might just improve your vocabulary

*'Inspired' by colleagues who are angry about something I said and its assumed meaning and instead of telling me about it, went over my head. It has been suggested that I apologize, which of course I will not do, but do I need to explain what I meant to them? After all, they got it all twisted. Have you gotten yourself misunderstood before? What did you do about it?


Myne Whitman said...

I love the last line, lol. I have been misunderstood before and it is not a good feeling. When I was younger, I would actually cry:) now, I explain my side, if anyone was hurt, I apologize and move on.

MsAfropolitan said...

Nice piece, the line about not saying sorry unless you didn't have to is particularly insightful

I think I'm misunderstood often, I think many people are, because we have become a society of 'hearers' but not 'listeners'. We hear what we wanna hear and then jump to conclusions, not realising how much richer life is when you try to understand what someone really is saying.

I think as writers and bloggers too we need to develop a thick skin towards misunderstanding.

Lyrix said...

@Myne: Thank you.
@MsAfropolitan: We do tend to hear what we think people said instead of what they actually said and yes, I am starting to develop a thick skin.

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