The Inbred Seed

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Manipulation is
an instinctive skill
accomplished by
both lips and quill...
inherently is
given birth
upon our entrance
to this earth.


An infant's cry
solicit's milk...
the pattern set
can weave the ilk.
It is a skill
that practice hones
into an art that
bares the bones.


Subtle, in its
finest hour,
the master can
yet sculpt his dower.
Manipulation
Oh, inbred seed...
Oh, willful tool
of word and deed,
You often grow
like Eden's tree..
enticing fruit
that's hard to see.

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justom 5 years ago from 41042

You are on a serious roll, good stuff!! Peace!! Tom


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Humbly bowing, thank you, justom, I am being taught some serious lessons!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

I like this...the words are woven into a beautiful pattern. Good job.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

thank you, kirutaye!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Your are so very wise with you wonderfully arrayed words.

I always feel excited in anticipation for your next...


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

You leave me speechless, nix! except thank you!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Interesting. Welcome to hubpages, by the way. Nice to be following you.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Denise! I so appreciate it!


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

You describe the human survival mechanism so eloquently in this poem. Great awareness. Thank you.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Funny thing about this one, Spirit Whisperer...I can spot it at play around me but not so much within me...yet I know it's there...for it is inbred, after all...calls for examining those motives...for me, anyway! Thanks so much!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

You are very much in command of your language. Manipulation by both lips and quill -- love that concept.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Let's all love and want the spice of life! Uh oh, You got my juices flow'n


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Doug! I so appreciate your encouragement!

Fossillady...I agree with you! Thanks! and I am sorry, if that is not a good thing!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well no matter what 'poetic' identity you choose - it's just all the same - brilliant writing - and so very obvious that you were just born to create this great art form .....


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Hugs to you, Epigramman! Your comments and approval mean the world to this writer!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Eloquently written and beautifully scribed , I loved this piece , great job!:)Voted up all the way across , cept funny,of course.:)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Many thanks, Jami! I so appreciate your visit and feedback!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Very deep, Marsha, skillfully described, expressive poem, sends me back to the bottom of my soul for a check-up. =)


No_Clue 4 years ago

It does me, too, Max! Lots of times, that is what my poetry is...a system of checks and balances for this writer! Thank you, as always. Your comments are humbling, and touching!

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