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Between the Lines

Sometimes there between the lines
A hidden message lurks.
Sharp-eyed readers understand
That’s often how it works.

Simple correspondences
May seemingly reveal
Communiques at odds with how
The sender might just feel.

Perception isn’t always right
And instinct could be off,
But truth may fool a shallow soul
While “deeper” folk may scoff.

What we say and mean
May twist and tangle up like vines;
The trick in the deciphering
Is there between the lines.

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  1. Date: 3/21/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Good write as usual Ilene. One must be perspicacious enough to determine the true meanings of people's messages.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Thanks for the tip! I'll remember.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Here's to what you really meant. :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 2:51:00 PM
    You are so right! Nice rhyming and flow. BG