This is the way to do it

People are always talking to everyone about everything
telling them how to do it
They have a book with them & say, almost shouting, “This says this, this & that.”
Or else, “You should do it this way,” and,  “I would recommend such & such.”
The listeners are nodding, head cocked to the side,
peering sidelong, showing visible signs of paying attention
even exhibiting enthusiasm
but may not be liking it or may be disagreeing with it
cringing on the inside
maybe digging their nails into the chair cushion
but they want to go by it
to put it into practice & hate it
That is their choice
We send good thoughts to their families, friends & pets,
that they be untroubled by what they must do

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