Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Day 326: Argumentative

Some people you just can't argue with. They know it all. Especially arguments, as this poem demonstrates, that invoke the conflict in male/female and logical/creative thinking.

But anyway, we're offered reassurance here that right will go on being right, despite daft protestations to the  contrary. Just look at that last line, spinning in its own confident orbit, having the ultimate last word. 

He Tells Her - Wendy Cope

He tells her that the Earth is flat—
He knows the facts, and that is that.
In altercations fierce and long
She tries her best to prove him wrong.
But he has learned to argue well.
He calls her arguments unsound
And often asks her not to yell.
She cannot win. He stands his ground.

The planet goes on being round.

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