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Trying To Control Others

The Urge to Push Buttons

Some of us become play things complete with controls
That we let others operate unknowingly.
If we’re stuck on that grid, in a matter of time
The abuse we’ll have taken is more than a crime
To oneself and to others. Yet one need not be
At the mercy of those who may have evil goals.

Each of us is a radio with a unique
Frequency that is tuned to automatically.
Self-control is the universe’s standard law.
No one has rightful business in placing their paw
On another one’s icon, but some don’t agree.
They play people like pocket toys if they are weak.

If someone’s pushed your button, you may not respond
In a manner appropriate to who you are.
Subtlety of illusion and timing deceive
What you may think is happening. You can believe
That if anything feels ‘off’ you have strayed too far
From your truest self with whom you maintain a bond.

You know well how it feels, so you know that it’s true.
There is nothing you can do to change someone’s dial
That results in an outcome that’s healthy and pure.
I know where my hands should be, and I am secure
In a world becoming increasingly hostile.
Integral is the wisdom we all may accrue.