So, GOOD LABELERS & THERAPISTS, what am I to do?

Introduction.: Do some-folks give-ya-the-business,” when you’re shoppin’ at The Store?

Well, you can always walk away! when-ya-can’t-suf-fer any more!

For, there’re people who like to “label-you,” and really think it’s fun!

From such people, my Gentle Reader, you can walk away or run!

You CAN-always walk away – from a doctor or, even, a “friend,”

Whose labeling of you REALLY HAS NO END!!

“They” just get more “creative!” and insistent all the time!

It is for: THOSE WONDERFUL PEOPLE THAT I’VE WRITTEN THIS-here RHYME:

“DISASSOCIATING FROM ‘THE THERAPEUTIC WAY!’ ‘ a poem, 21 Aug 2019 (W)

[Welcome to: The Therapeutic Twilight Zone!]

“We offer for your consideration:” a life called THE THERAPEUTIC WAY,

Where a person is diagnosed or labeled – several times a day,

With various conditions by (some of) those he loves-and-he-trusts!

What’s a fellow to do? when he LOVES! TRIES! and, yes, by golly, even LUSTS!

You-know EVERYONE’S UNIQUE, and some men are “labeled” by “their gals,”

And I’m pretty-sure such-labeling – is NOT-DONE by the-best-of-pals,

But by people who really enjoy – PLACING OTHERS INTO BOXES,

And feel that that-is-“good-fun!” Doesn’t-it-seem somewhat “ob-nox-iou[e]s?”

Like: “Donald! You’re PHOBIC, in various many ways!”

(Which just means Don is cautious!) Another person says:

“Billy! You’re such a PUER!” and laughs at-Bill’s birth right,

TO-BE “creative”-&-not-dull, and-do what-he-thinks is-happy-and-bright!

“Oh, YOU Boy Scout!” “You’re such a MAMA’s BOY!”* or – “I think you’re manic!”

Well, perhaps, after some time, these labels might cause you to (slightly) panic,

Or just get bored – until finally you think it’s a good plan,

To select other friends, who are NOT ALWAYS labeling this (here) man!

So, GOOD LABELERS & THERAPISTS, what am I to do?

I think it’s not always best – to always hang around with you,

Who think it funny (awfully funny) when-they label-and-laugh,

And just KEEP IT UP – when you might (supposedly) be their “better half!”

Yes, I KINDA LIKE “the better half” label; it feel dignified and kind,

But I’m not sure I wanna hang a lot around those – with-a “Therapeutic-Way” mind!

So, perhaps, a (short?) vacation, Dear Labelers! I wonder if you’ll miss,

The sad, sad company of this over-labeled-gent, who really loves to-kiss!

But, I think life is too short – or too long to – endu(o)re,

Continual labeling, which can poison a person “to the core!”

Moral: I think the best way to avoid such poison, is to avoid the mouth of those,

Who use people as therapeutic subjects (pause) I’m-just “depressed?” I suppose!

fin ♥

* – or “Anybody’s Boy”

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