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Honesty, Take Two

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Honesty, Take Two

a trilonnet

Take honesty, really does it matter?
By evasion truth can be suppressed.
Lies are critical in the new world view.

If it serves the cause, who cares if it’s true?
How do you expect one to keep abreast
with all that’s on a partisan platter?

Changing the question with so much natter
has thrown me when I’ve cheated in the past,
leaves a gut feeling that threats will ensue.

Though I have not always thought this one through,
by and large, candid stands up to the test.
Cunning or candor, I'll take the latter.

I know, and I know another who knows;
when life is over, it’s truth He'll expose.


by Reason A. Poteet
revision of an earlier 5 minute challenge piece - Honesty 
written with more structure as a triolonnet
for the final piece, see Honesty, Take Three

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 2:05:00 PM
    It was a nice surprise for me, to discover your triolonette in the winning results of an older contest and read it. The Super Soupers call you to come back. :) G.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Great poem about honesty congratulations on your win Reason xxx

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:10:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS in Russell's contest.... Luv~ SKAT

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Nice summing up of your poem. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:39:00 AM
    Great revision on your original poem congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Honestly a good piece (lol). I like your "partisan platter" phrase. Good writing, Reason. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:26:00 PM
    spectacular range of imagery, honest as a heart so pure... fascinating write, reason!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Yours is the first piece I've read here...anywhere for a long time. Bold and subtle, subtle and bold. Really enjoyed it. Thank you.