By Clephane Roberts
Conflicts, Conflicts, Conflicts
Squabbles, struggles, quarrels
Ever been there?
Need a solution?
The major goal of conflict resolution –
Living in peace and harmony.
What do you do when you’re teased?
When you’re picked on?
When others attempt to embarrass you because you are different?
Do you get mad?
Do you choose to be sad?
Do you get on bad?
Well, the next time you find yourself in a struggle
In a squabble, in a conflict
Take three deep breaths and remain calm –
Then stand up, speak up and speak out to settle your arguments.
Say what you think
What you want
And how you feel in the situation.
Discuss what you want to change,
What you want to improve.
Then let the other person
Tell what she thinks, what she wants and how she feels.
What she wants to change
And what she wants to improve.
Then together decide on possible solutions
To put an end to the problematic situations.
Choose the best solution that suits you both
Then thereafter you may experience the peace and harmony that is your birthright
In the home, at school, in the classroom, on the play field, on the streets.
YOU CAN, YOU WILL, YOU MUST