The Last Resort, and Ignorance

April 13, 2017, Prescott-

A boy kicked his “best friend”, in a fit of rage.

The “best friend” is a girl.

I told her to never, ever again

accept such behavior from any boy,

or man, or man-child.

She agreed, wholeheartedly,

and he is now short one friend.

People have no business,

settling their affairs with violence.

This is true for men vs. men,

women vs. women,

women vs. men,

adults vs. children.

Harm is always foul.

No person, on earth,

need pretend that business is usual,

even after having turned the other cheek.

Either issues are addressed,

and amends are made,

by the perpetrator,

or the perp goes on, alone.

Changes are made,

by the aggressor,

or the oaf does without.

I have never struck a girl,

or woman, least of all, in anger.

I own my mistakes, though,

and have left the person

whose feelings I hurt,

as alone as she has wanted.

My son was raised,

to never strike a girl,

or woman.

To that end, he has

remained a gentleman.

To that end,

I hold myself,

accountable.

 

4 thoughts on “The Last Resort, and Ignorance

  1. Physically striking any other human being is against my policy.
    I have to say that I’d prefer to hear this boy mended his ways and his best friend the girl forgave him. I do not think friendship is a one strike you’re out situation.

    • If he did take an active vow against violence, and lived it, then of course he ought to be forgiven. The girl should not, however, in my book, open herself up to further abuse.

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