Poem of The Week...Differences of Opinion by Wendy Cope

Why we chose it...

I stumbled across this poem the other day and it struck a chord. Aside from fitting perfectly into my feminist agenda, it reminded me of the power that comes with being right; The power of knowledge and truth. Sometimes I don't think truth is given enough credit; no matter what opinions threaten to tarnish it, or how you stretch it, you cant change it. Today, there are many dark figures threatening to cast shadows over the truth, over the "disadvantaged," "the brave," and "the honest" but regardless of these shadows, of prejudice or inequality, the truth stays the same...and the earth is round. 

Let this be a call to all the lady artists and writers out there, the world needs you. 

Differences of Opinion

by 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.