Reel to Real

Reel to Real

We can’t escape it.
Use it to our best advantage.
Like guilt, we play tugging at heart strings.

We talk to people who we don’t like -
To smooth the way to talk to the people we love,
Even when we don’t like how our loved ones behave.
More tightrope walking.

Gunga-din is that the role I must now play?
Forgo the pride. Divide and conquer?
Swallow the bitter pill… Oh, the


especially the last stanza, last line.
by Rudyard Kipling.