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A Guide To Awkward Questions

A GUIDE TO AWKWARD QUESTIONS

When you’re asked a question
Telling the truth is tops

Though it can be scary
Sometimes even unwise.

Lying? Best avoided
For several reasons.

Distraction works wonders.
Else maintain a silence.

Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We’re not all Americans though
On the other hand
On the other hand
Gratitude is always in season
Given we’re all fingers of one hand
On the other hand
On the other hand
It isn’t rooted in slavery and genocide either
On the other hand
On the other hand
We breathe in, we breathe out, we breathe on

Heart Friends

HEART FRIENDS

A true friend then
Is not that coward
Who’s too fearful
To risk your anger

Yet brave enough
To bitch about you
To other people
In your absence

It took you years
To recognise this
But the other kind
Don’t even notice

Family II

FAMILY II

So I suggested
To my mother and father
(She coming first)

That we discuss
Our being here together
And much else besides

And then awoke
To the chilling realisation
Of this cold reality

Thank You But Know (A Four By Six)

THANK YOU BUT KNOW

Genuine, authentic
Not words that spring to mind
Unless a not’s nearby
Yet you suggest friendship?

Bigotry

BIGOTRY

To understand others
Especially those we see as other than ourselves
Requires that we are first honest with ourselves
And then forgive

This level of depth of observation
Is frequently unknown to these “grown-ups”
Never mind the effort of being
Explored and examined

Bard Unbarred

BARD UNBARRED

Words which ring hollow
However bright their sparkle
Are but fairy gold.
Cast off then duteous ties,
These odious bars. Fly free!

Ma Vraie Histoire

MA VRAIE HISTOIRE

What greater challenge
Than to drop the mask and write
Of our own stories?
In pen and ink or keyboard
Plain words that sparkle with truth

Walking The Talk

WALKING THE TALK

None see our feelings
We think and talk of our love
Action’s how they tell

Friendship

FRIENDSHIP

Let’s seek in friendship
Quality not quantity
Truth not appearance

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