Rein in the sarcasm..

When I want to give a reply tongue-in-cheek

It is a blessing when I don’t have to speak

I type a text message or e-mail with a snarky bent

I am often passive-aggressive or sarcastic in my comment

The act of typing words reflecting my annoyance

Calms down my irritation, makes my impertinence

Evident to me- the words I have typed I read again

Almost always, from sending the message I refrain

In its existing form, either the language I modify

To get rid of the snark, or delete it completely, before I

Am tempted to press send, and rub someone the wrong way

Therefore I prefer written communication to verbal any day


Words once spoken cannot be retrieved

But a message can be retyped or deleted before it’s received

In composing a message in an emotional state

My emotions get reined in, my annoyance dissipates

I don’t end up placing my foot in my mouth

I don’t commit a faux-pas I can do without..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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