Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why Disagree?

When I disagree with grace
a piece of me falls off,
floats off into another person's life.

It lingers there
nudging the other
to think and rethink.

When I disagree poorly
what I have to say 
resides in me 
and stays there.

My dogma disables
any listener's ears
to hear nuance, empathy, love.

When I disagree well
I release my deep concern
and open my own ears
to hear fully 
the concern of the other.  

When we disagree with grace
we both depart in peace,
empowered and changed, 
because a part of us 
remains behind.