The One Sided Rhetoric

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I’m tired of the one-sided rhetoric,

The bombastic egotist,

The circumstantial victim,

Ever willing to marginalize the struggle,

Of all who came with.

The ones who saw her needing,

And needing themselves to see her whole,

Put aside their needs,

Who were there through the fall,

Who lifted to the rise, ever faltering?


The one who stood through all that shit,

Even when they were full of shit,

They were so full of shit.

But he clawed and the spit,

And his Autumn,

Bought on Winter,

Now he is cold in the  Summer,

For she bought life to his spring.

I am Tired of the one-sided rhetoric,

Ego before morals and consideration,

And for what?

So they can’t see you?

 But they see you and they judge,

Even more than then who were soldiering with you,

Through the worst time,

time’s worst displays.

Baby I am tired of the one-sided rhetoric,

For the satisfaction of temporary friendship,

And justification only momentary,

What you sell,

 What they buy,

They buy into the bullshit,

The one-sided rhetoric.

©Michelle Toussaint


About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

4 responses to “The One Sided Rhetoric

  • calensariel

    Stumbling around this one a big. I THINK I get the general gist. Someone who is good with words and has everyone fooled? You might have to help me out on this one. (It might actually hit a little close to home…)


    • Michelle Toussaint

      You hit the nail right on the head. It speaks to the kind of people who are very good at spinning the language, they play it up for the crowd and bask in the hollow praise, all the while not caring to hurt the people who are there for them without an audience.


  • janebasilblog

    This poem reminds me of someone I know who did crappy things to her friends, and when and her friends got sick of it and turned away from her, she unfriended everyone on Facebookwho knew about it and wrote self pitying stuff about her friends being mean to her, and everyone who was left (who probably hadn’t even met her) sent her nice “Oh, you poor thing {{{hugs}}}” type messages.


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