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When Imposters Whisper In The Image -

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When Imposters Whisper In The Image -

When does a man know he is genuine,
authentic as anger with iniquity,unimaginary as shadows in sun light
or blood in the wound,
alive like apples on the tongue,

when does a woman cease acting and begin living like an energy
driven relentlessly onto a target,
breathing from within to produce a rythme for personal purpose,
when do children become Machiavellian,stealing for lust,lying for laughs
and hiding for safety,when do they stop believing
that they are whatever can be desired,
there are creatures on this planet displaying instinct for mimicking a prey's sound
or using camoflage for ambush,
in doing so they depart not from a natural state,
what is necessary & unnecessary for healthy survival,
is there a mask for self trust,
is there a script for peer acceptence,
a mantra or prayer for self awareness,
is there such a thing as true & untrue,a good day and a bad day,
who is responsible for truth,
is it the witness or the conductor,
does experience decieve or present,
does the frost cheat the blossom,
do words mislead or is ignorance the folly,
do men disguise themselves subsequent to virtue or vice,
to survive or profit,

the portrait speaks no riddle,
falsehood finds no home outside the frame
nor inside the canvas,
impostering is a function of honesty 
to charlatan & fool alike -

J.A.B.

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  1. Date: 4/6/2014 11:05:00 PM
    Deep, captivating, wonderfull. ~Teresa

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 4/9/2014 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Teresa, the precept here is truth exists in everything, even in deceit and falsehood. The skin of skeletons. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Another great write!!! Your philsophical way of writing is very captivating and interesting. I enjoyed reading today. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/21/2012 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Laura, when writing, and doing others things I feel like I have a gaurdian with me, and the philosophical nature of my work derives from that partnership - thanks for your love - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/17/2012 9:26:00 AM
    In lovely riddles you speak of Goddesses, those held above the world. For each of us I feel you would find a way, to bring us back a star. Glowing bright, you would pass that orb into our gentle hands, to grow as children would above the falty of man. You speak in lovely riddles and forget to include yourself, for if we are such Goddesses, you must be a God yourself.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/21/2012 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Jay - J.A.B.
    Loveless Avatar Jay Loveless
    Date: 8/21/2012 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am of many things Justin, as are you. The spirits of each ancestor help to harken our soul to each calling. We shall remain what we shall. And Brother of the Quill you shall be. Thank you.
    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/17/2012 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jay, I cannot imagine a better objective for this voyager endeavoring to give as much love as that which I shall recieve so long as I refuse rage and hate a portal into my hunting heart - I am what you need me to be my Sister of the Quill - Thank You - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/12/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Justin how are you?? , i'm wondering the same thing... about the opening question,,, and about women and energy... we are as we live.. i think everything has its opposites and negatives... one can only survive or profit as you say the positive... i love your ending thought... take care,..pd

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/13/2012 8:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am trusting that I will not fail myself,or Deity in producing a meaningful existence PD. - Very well said my friend - thanks for the love - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/12/2012 10:17:00 AM
    I can tell you have a love affair with words. We truly have a wonderful language to express our feelings as you have in this gem. A beauty to digest with pleasure! :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/13/2012 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Words are an extension of my Soul Elizabeth - I'm in love with Life too! English is magic! I place you in very high esteem Liz,thank you for your kindness - J.A.B. % Your avatar is magestic -
  1. Date: 8/12/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Really interesting one here Justin the line does the frost cheat the blossom resonates I suppose unless the frost is eternal." the answer I think is not always.." as for who is responsible for the truth I think i'll ask the witness and the conductor L O L." or someone who has never done a certain thing before...(whatever that is ) anyway have enjoyed this one from you that gets you thinking.."

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/13/2012 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hopefully the Rose is eternal Too!!! In a way, this composition is about personal accountability Joe - I appreciate your visit - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 2:03:00 PM
    Ah, I do love this write, Justin! Great imagery with powerful metaphors. Not a good to hop onboard an errant train, without knowing the price of the ticket or its destination. Masks and masquerades..oh, Trix is only supposed to be a cereal made for kids.:( Best wishes, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/13/2012 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If I can get your intellect stimulated Mikki,then I am feeling smart! I'm part rabbit and part Kid - Thanks my friend - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 5:23:00 AM
    so many important thoughts..so many questions ONLY answerable in the moment, as I see it THAT is the problem, thinking there is a Universal Truth, truth is cultural and situational and, as ever changing as anything else. All we can do, if we are to act on the side of creation and not distruction is strive to make the 'right' RESPONSE in any given situation. Not to 'react'..to RESPOND as OUR highest and best self. Light & Love

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/13/2012 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your wisdom is very brite Debbie - I'm gonna fight with all I got to keep my Light strong & true - thanks for the wisdom - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Justin...you never cease to amaze me with your words, your cander and skill of dreaming up images that paint the soul in all sorts of visions and colours

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/10/2012 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne - I just work the tools Deity has placed in my heart & hands - your poetry is special - J.A.B.