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My good name

if my good name means keeping face with those who are not so good 
strip my flesh of my good name and let me be not misunderstood 

if my good name means putting on a facade to indulge the higher ups 
then lower me below the lowest and empty my deceitful cup 

if my good name means being nice to appease your sensibilities 
then strip me of my good name and arm me with accountability 

if my good name means betrayal to soul, self and spirit 
then silence my good name because i don't want to hear it 

if my good name means i have to tell myself a lie 
then to hell with my good name i'd rather tell the truth and die!!!!!!

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  1. Date: 12/16/2011 12:32:00 PM
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours John. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 8:09:00 PM
    wow John a most elaborate and wonderful composition stating daring facts and values luv.. impressive piece...

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    Date: 11/22/2011 2:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    linda this was daring to write and is a true story in a way this really happened to me at work
  1. Date: 11/14/2011 7:42:00 PM
    A precious verse John, you have a wonderful clarity with your words that give a strong message. Just have to fave this as it makes so much sense! :)

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 4:04:00 PM
    More should think like you for the betterment of the world. Thank you for your comment on Mama's Apron. I had to keep it to 5 verses or it is possible i could have made you cry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:36:00 PM
    lol.. you ending.. says it all...Enjoyed stopping by tonight, have yourself a lovely night ;-) ,..LINDA

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 11:02:00 AM
    A wonderful write John, very well spoken, it is in my favorites. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 10:12:00 AM
    this is interesting, yet the truth is not merely stating the facts, those are just facts, the truth encompasses everything relevant, even if it means, (and it usually does) walking a mile in someone elses shoes. I like this poem, never be fake! Hugs, catie