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Updated on March 16, 2011

If truth is all we need to know, then why can’t truth suffice?

As children we are taught that it will make men out of mice.


The answer lies in dreams untold,

A million fairytales of old,

In photos with a thousand words beneath their grainy face,

The kind that make you smile out loud - that perfect time and place,

If truth is all we need to know then why is it so rare?

Political… satirical; we only can despair.

And yet, my love, I wake to you and feel your warm embrace.

Your arms my home, your breath my strength,

Your heart the TRUEST place.


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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      My Dear drgratton . . ."You are very welcome for the feedback and support. YOU earned every bit of it. And it was YOU, my dear, who touched my heart that has, in the years past, been broken, stabbed, and betrayed several times over, but I still exist." And I am so thankful to have a hub friend like YOU, so talented, so warm and honest and a super-writer. I totally-admire YOU! And wish for you and yours, a GREAT Thanksgiving! Kenneth

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      drgratton 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much for your kind feedback, especially from dear Kenneth, whose beautiful words have really touched my heart. I'm humbled and honored to have such amazing support.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, drgratton,

      it is now Nov. 5, 2011, at 8:45 p.m.,cst, and I just want to say that I LOVED this hub. YOU are a superb writer whose words not only touched, but moved me. That is such a great feat. I loved your presentation so much that I voted up, useful, beautiful, awesome and interesting. And I am now, HONORED to be a fan and a follower. Please keep up the great work. My Highest Regards, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that looks like the peaceful little town, Mayberry, on the Andy Griffith Show. I hope to hear from you soon. Peace.

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      Social Media Diva 6 years ago

      So beautiful.

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great poem and I will be reading more!

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      Irene Haas 7 years ago

      A very topical subject. It always prevails, I believe!

      Beautiful poem. Thanks!

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      Jane Menere 7 years ago

      Just perfect. You have made clear what has always been in my mind and your poem has brought back some wonderful memories and has inspired me to sit down and write myself.

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      Peter Bergen 7 years ago

      You words as aways are wonderful. You invigorate my spirit with your wondrous use of the English language. Thank you, thank you.