“Why are you so sensitive?”
Have you heard this before?
Has someone told you to toughen up;
To solidify your core?
Have you ever asked them,
Exactly what that means?
What’s the definition of too weak or ‘soft’?
And is the thought meant to demean?
Is being kind and feeling deep,
Something ugly and dirty?
Is being mean and cold,
Great in higher degree?
As far as I have heard or seen,
Being cold and feeling little,
Is best seen in psychopaths;
They love to belittle!
So when someone says this to you.
You should smile and sarcastically say,
“So you’re a psychopath, I guess,
And want to feel that you’re okay?”
That you are not the only one,
Who doesn’t care at all?
That there is nothing wrong with that?
Don’t feel for others….feel at all?
Well, I’m sorry but it’s not okay,
To feel nothing when you yell,
Manipulate and use words,
Whose point is to hurt like hell.
Of course hurtful words hurt,
That’s why they are called such.
Are you telling me they don’t hurt,
Unless I let them do such?
Isn’t this just another way,
Of blaming the victim?
You were punched: “Why did it hurt?
Why did you feel pain, you victim!
You shouldn’t have let it hurt.
Why are you so sensitive there.
To feel pain or anything.
It’s superior not to care!”
The way I look at it,
If there were just people like you.
Our species would be long extinct.
All killed ‘fore a day was through;
Because if people did not feel,
And this statement never said,
The world would be doomed,
And everyone long dead.
So by that logic being ‘soft’
Is superior and best.
Only by caring for others,
Has our species progressed.
So “Why are you so sensitive”,
Should never be heard.
Yet if it is I point my nose,
And state, “Oh, How absurd!”
K. Aldaya, 10/14/13
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