The They-sayers

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They say that this . . . and they say that that . . .

the anonymous, ubiquitous “they,” who author studies, mandate have-to’s,

shove authority down my throat in a world of words.

But they is slippery,

hidden,

unavailable for criticism or critique;

powerful and sneaky they are–

cocksure–

woven into all conversations where winning is the goal.

If you were going to be honest and give a citation for your sourced they,

It would read Just because they (I) say so!

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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11 Responses to The They-sayers

  1. Love it! Both the image and the poem! 🙂

  2. Mirada says:

    Isn’t that the truth! And I LOVE the photo.

  3. dorannrule says:

    Good one! “They” carry a lot of weight all right and who are they anyway?

  4. nonoymanga says:

    amazing details!!!!

  5. susanpoozan says:

    Splendid words and I so loved the photograph, a wonderful image.

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