Opinions: In general, an opinion is a belief about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. it is based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person’s perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires.


We are allowed to have different opinions,
It really is ok.
You can do things the way you like,
And I’ll do things my way.

It doesn’t matter that we’re different,
That we don’t do things the same.
Just please don’t judge and please don’t preach,
There’s no one here to blame.

Everyone is equal,
and individual too.
I can be me and happily so,
And you can be confident in you.

Don’t challenge my opinions,
Don’t mock what I do best,
Don’t belittle my beliefs, my ideals,
It makes me like you less.

I know my children inside out,
As I’m sure that you know yours,
But please don’t guess what goes on here,
Behind my home’s closed doors.

I’ll leave you to do what you believe,
And please say you will too.
We’ll never be friends if we don’t respect,
Each others feelings too.

Everybody is different,
Everybody knows,
What’s best for them, their children,
And how to nurture them as they grow.

So let this be the end,
No more judging and unkind speech.
It is forgotten, I’ve let it go,
There’s nothing the other can teach.

I wish you luck in all you do,
I wish you love and joy.
Now let us each move on,
And do the things we both enjoy.

Prose for Thought

13 Comments on Opinions

  1. Stephanie Arsoska
    June 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Nice, what a better place it would be if people would just let other people be.

  2. Helen Braid
    June 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm (11 years ago)

    What a lovely lovely way of saying ‘bite your tongue’. A lesson most of us could do with heeding from time to time x

  3. Jaime Oliver
    June 7, 2013 at 1:04 am (11 years ago)

    LOVE IT!! i think this is may fave honey xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      June 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm (11 years ago)

      Ahhh thank you! I struggled to write something all day and then this just came to me lol! Xx

  4. judithkingston
    June 7, 2013 at 6:09 am (11 years ago)

    A poetic rant! 🙂 If your ‘trust your baby, not a book’ was the motto for your blog, then this can be your standard response to anyone who wants to argue with that motto! Great poem.

  5. Laura Huggins
    June 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm (11 years ago)

    I think this is the best poem I have heard in a long long time!

    If only people would just keep their noses out of other people’s business and stop judging, then maybe this world would be a nicer place.

    Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop last week. Sorry it has taken me so long to get round to you.

    Hope you see you again tomorrow.

    Laura x x x


  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    June 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm (11 years ago)

    This poem says it all in such a perfect way. So well written, so diplomatic and a mantra we should all live by. Thank you so much for linking xx

  7. Dawn Frazier
    June 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm (11 years ago)

    This is lovely! It is true that as a Mum you have to do what works for you and your family. Nobody should judge anyone else.

    • InstinctiveMum
      June 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)

      Absolutely! It’s such a shame so many people do judge.


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