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A World of Hypocrites

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A World of Hypocrites

At the playground today
I saw the park manager smoking a cigar,
and after a few puffs she squashed it out on the pavement,
"You know the dumpster really ain't that far!"
I was about to yell but then realized
I was feeding the ducklings (of all possible things),
while my baby what left
neglected and weeping on the swings!

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:31:00 AM

    we all have a little bit of hypocrite in ourselves, I think it's because we tend to pretend for what the society wants us to be. Your poem is the another way to show example on it. well written as always.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/23/2013 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How very wise Dinda! I think it was Martin Luther King Jr. who once said "Don't ever be afraid to do what you know is right... the marks society will give you is nothing compared to the marks that will be left on your soul"...
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:15:00 AM

    this is a great poem, Timothy. The title is very appropriate for it!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/23/2013 12:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea! Reading your comments never ceases to put a smile on my face :)
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:02:00 PM

    Another insightful poem depicting life's reality, Timothy...Enjoyed as always. Annalise

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/22/2013 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Annalise. I'm really beginning to like writing Grooks... they are fun to experiment with!
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:44:00 AM

    We're all of a judgmental sort. You've penned it in an open and honest manner. Good one, Timothy :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/22/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you Delysia... appreciate your visit on my poem :)
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:43:00 AM

    At one time or another - I think that we all have been a little, or a lot hipocrite. The thing is - some of us admit it and some of us don't. Thanks for sharing. Also for your comments....... Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/22/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Admitting it is difficult... I agree. Thanks again Lucilla!
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 10:54:00 AM

    without all of us hypocrites the churches would all be empty. Thanks to God he loves us all and welcomes us with open arms. Great Poem Timothy

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/22/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rick. I like how you look to the brighter side of things...
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:26:00 AM

    I like your honesty in your poetry, releasing deep meaning in each line Timothy. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my work as well. Hugs, Gail

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 3/22/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gail. I try to keep things as interesting as I can...