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Reaction and Reality

Updated on February 18, 2017

Reaction isn't always the best interaction

But - I am not the things that I imagine

You think I am

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      Paula 3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OOOOOOO! Concise but powerful. Few words with a mighty punch! This is what I call "light on words, heavy on impact!" Congratulations!

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      Chris Mills 3 months ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Each line could be a great free write prompt. The first line is very profound. That is no way to live, reacting rather than interacting. Thanks for the "Thought for the Day."

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Paula! That was the idea. The thought came and I thought of doing something a little longer with it. But then I decided it says a lot on its own.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Cam. I thought about using it in one of my stories. I understand why you say that. You're welcome for the thought. Or thoughts. LOL. It was kind of two different thoughts put together to form one. Every now and then things that cross my mind make sense. LOL

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      My kind of poetry...short, loaded with meaning, reflective....this is like a great fire-sale at WalMart....in and out quickly, saving big money, get the most for your buck. :)

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      I used to work at Walmart. A cashier for a couple of years. Those sales. . .whew!. . They can wear a person out. Especially the black Friday ones. LOL. And that pain in the rear price match program. Try explaining that to customers who want to tell you how it works instead. Or dealing with people who take too much crap through self check and expect it to go quickly. And issues with ID and alcohol. People forget cashiers can be held legally responsible for underage cigarette or alcohol purchases as well as for third party purchase. Gotta love working with the public. Hahaha. How's t for reflective, Bill? LOL

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      Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      This type of poetry I haven't come across. Too much simple, yet too much profound! There is so much in-depth wisdom and message in those two lines. I appreciate you, Shan.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Venkarachari. And I appreciate you and your kind comment.

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      John Hansen 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Shanmarie, this may almost win the award for the shortest poem on HubPages. That doesn't mean it is not extremely effective .. It is! Well done.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      LOL! Jonah, you made me chuckle out loud for real. It's not my first two or three liner found here on HP, but it may be the only one I let stand alone. Not sure. Because I do have some other short ones. Either way, thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, I went searching for the missing lines and found none. Then I read it again and got the drift. Remaining quiet is the best reaction, that always leaves a question mark.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Yes, Ruby. I feel like this can be interpreted a couple of different ways, but I understand what you mean, I think. However, the silence can leave questions on both sides.

      I kind of like that you went searching for missing lines. Not that I set out to tease you, but nice that it was thought-provoking.

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      Larry Rankin 3 months ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderfully done. Short and meaningful.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Larry.

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      John Ward 3 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      It has all been said in the preceding Comments. Strong. Good. To the point. Great Piece.

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      Shannon 3 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, faith-hope-love.

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      Missy Smith 2 months ago from Florida

      Ohhh, a subtle mystery! Very unique! I like it!

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      It is a bit of a mystery, isn't it? LOL. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like it.

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      DREAM ON 4 weeks ago

      I enjoyed the hub and the more I look at the picture and I swear the person in the mirror is talking to me. Saying just the right things at the right time. Talking in the dark while I sleep. Waking up and ready to continue to talk about everything at anytime. Maybe I am just reading between the lines. Have a relaxing night.

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Interesting perspective, Michael. I hadn't intended this piece to be self-reflective, but I suppose that it can be read that way.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 weeks ago

      Great meaning in only a few words; this is an art! Thank you for sharing these depths.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Shannon 11 days ago from Texas

      Thank you, Tamara. I appreciate your kind words.

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