Some people, they use "honesty"
As an excuse to be obscene.
You have a right to speak your mind,
But that's no reason to be mean.
There are times one must speak plainly;
Other times, be roundabout.
Hit too hard and you risk making
Those around you shut you out.
But when the audience appears
Self-righteous or even dense,
Makes the situation tense.
Please breathe and keep the high ground;
Choose your words and weapons well.
While many may not listen
In a few... you'll ring a bell.
--The Mariner Sequence--
Painting and Ink
Pastels and Charcoal
Arts and Crafts
...unto the new dawn.
To the next challenge. On to
the final summit!