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!
* – or “Anybody’s Boy”