The They-sayers

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly Green

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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,


unavailable for criticism or critique;

powerful and sneaky they are–


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

  1. The Birding Bunch says:

    Lately, I’ve caught myself saying “They said” a bit. I’ve been trying to give “they” a name, if I am writing something.

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