Rose Tinted Skew

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In search of fairness I look in vain.

Why do the bad prosper while the good suffer pain.

I search for justice but it is not evenhanded.

Money tips her scales making me feel so jaded.

But I pick myself up and adjust my warped view,

And try to look at life through a rose tinted hue.

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Passion, love, sacrifice and loyality do truly abound.

But they are more humble so are less easily found.

They are worth seeking to restore my belief

That goodness of people will defeat any thief.


Amber Allen

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Copyright 21 November 2011

This hub is a little out of step with my usual content but having read a few of the poems of Justin aka pdxkaraokeguy I decided that I should at least make a some attempt to expand my writing horizons albeit even on a very small scale.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you're welcome!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Thanks! :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

amber- rhyming is a skill. sometimes a poem calls for rhyme, sometimes it doesn't. I prefer not to rhyme because it gives me more freedom with the language. I don't feel the rhymes take away form the story, in fact, I think they work well. Take it case by case and, whatever you do, don't use lazy or cliche rhymes!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Hi Justin

Thank you for your carefully chosen words, although it tells a story I perhaps feel my unfounded need to make it rhyme has detracted from the message I wanted to convey.

Amber:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

amber, this is a nice poem. I also like that it's short and that you choose your words carefully. Those are my favorite traits in a poem!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Hi Alladream74

Like you I believe that goodness will prevail. Thanks for stopping by and reading my poem.

Amber:)


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Thanks Pamela.

It is important to focus on the good things to block out the bad.

Amber:)


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Good will prevail, if not externally then as a flame that burns internally and keeps us going strong in the knowledge that we do not step on the others toes.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I really like your poem as I see the goodness in many people that is so uplifting at a time when there are so many major problems in our world.

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