People will soon learn
Not to say offensive things
In mixed company

You can never know
How words can affect someone
Whom you have just met
Kidding and joking
Concerning certain matters
Is not always cool
Once you come to know
Someone has been offended
Behaviors should change
With no tact or discernment
Will not even care
The sad part of this
The one made uncomfortable
Is now the bad guy
Because they spoke out
Against rude and crude remarks
They wished not to hear
Presently circulated
Causes discomfort
What was the right thing
To sit back and say nothing
Smile and play along
Or make for yourself
An environment in which
You feel you belong
I would much rather
Speak and make my feelings known
Than feel out of place
There are certain times
When some things should not be said
That is called respect