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In Consideration of Ambiguity

Updated on April 18, 2012


a thought

I have seen in action

doing due diligence

I put to pen

to explore the thought

as to whether clarity

in pen is worth the risk?

The thought that photos might aid the art

when I knew what I said and why

from start to finish

giving thought to the next

even while penning it

for I had something to say

not sure to whom I write

someone who can comprehend the form

maybe no one at all

that thought won't keep me warm

but the knowledge

that my secrets are well kept

behind verse that allows me to express

without being explicit

in due coarse

allows the masses to see what they like

then i can appreciate

the things they see inside

as reflections of themselves

not me.

it is comfortable

to so conceal

using the language

I know and love

grammar that cuts and heals

a mystery to the common man

who abandoned Shakespeare in the mud

so I am safe on that front

Do i risk losing

what I might want

for someone to share

for someone to know

maybe not many

that would leave me exposed

Maybe mislead...

what would be the point

would be better if I were silent

though it would broaden

and give variety to what I write

maybe pen something shocking

to gain attention

maybe the wrong kind

then chagrin would repay

my blushing wouldn't stop

no I am better this way

until another form

pleasing yet deceiving

in form but not function

comes along.

For now I am resigned.


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      Satchel 3 years ago

      Thanky Thanky for all this good intmorafion!

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      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      Nellieanna To be put next to my hero, the bard, is high praise in deed. Thank you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      This is on a par with Hamlet's 'Soliloquy', JF. Beautiful and expressive - in an introspective way. Gets my votes. Too bad there's no button for "Moving".