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What would I gain by lying?
What difference would it make anyway?

Honesty is always the best policy
though I have not always thought that one through.
If the rules say five minutes then I'll try to
get done in four so I can do a review.

There are some who say it doesn't matter
but what matters to me is that I know.
I know and I know another One who knows
and that makes all the difference in the world.

When I have cheated in the past,
I have been left with a dirty taste in my mouth.

written 05/11/13 in 5 minutes

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Congratulation on a well deserved win, always enjoying your poems plus more... I like the way everyone showed off their poem in less than 5 minutes..... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Excellent 5 minute poem enjoyed. Congrats for 2nd placement win. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:18:00 AM
    A nice 5 minute poem. Congrats :-) SKAT

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:49:00 AM
    It's not easy to write a 5 minute poem... You did great here.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Reason, so good to hear from you! Thank you for your comments! Have a great day, and thanks for the wonderful poet that you are! Take care! JP

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 11:55:00 AM
    You certainly did well in your allotted 5 minutes. Best of luck to you in the contest, Reason. Licia :-)