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Straightforwardness

Why should I care if sharing my truth causes offense?
In a world of shadow, is it not the one worthwhile defense?



For the Couplets Contest.

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  1. Date: 6/16/2013 12:03:00 AM
    Thanks everyone for the nice feedback and congratulations! I've been kind of busy as of late... hopefully I'll be able to catch up with you guys soon!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Congratulations Timothy...much deserved..

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 5:35:00 PM
    super poem super win. *love ~SKAT

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Why should I care if you're hurt and you're crying/ across the ocean people are actually dying! [ ;P] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Oh, wow! You really made the most of those two lines! Great job. Congrats :)

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 4:33:00 AM
    Great write. Congratulations. Rick

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Congratulations, Tim! Always, Annalise

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Annalise! Nice to see you yet again! :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Yay Tim Congratulations buddy!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thanks Rick... I'm trying to attend more contests...
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Nice one Tim. Congratulations on your win.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Connie... haven't seen you before!
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Maybe just one "little white lie?" lol. Enjoyed and congrats. BG

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha... well sometimes honesty can be brutal... go straight ahead :) Thanks for stopping by...
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 4:02:00 PM
    Yay for you. congrats for your win, my friend.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/13/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea... very sweet of you to say!
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 3:55:00 PM
    The challenge is knowing wether your truth is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Good luck with that one. As always, I love your thought provoking words.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/10/2013 12:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That question is a toughie! Cause the truth is often buried in a bunch of lies... it's hard to know for sure. Hope all is well on your side of the globe.
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 2:01:00 PM
    This is such a truthful write my friend! You sometimes amaze me with your incredible poem here! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/10/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, as always you are far too kind.... but yet at the same time your exalting comments make me smile. Pleased you liked!
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Another gem of words that I like from you Tim.Well said.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/10/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mustapha.
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Tell it how you see it Tim, Us minnows can see better than the big fish like to believe. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/10/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It keeps me going reading your encouraging statements, Richard.
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:05:00 PM
    I love truthful people. As long as they don't go overboard (something I need to curb in myself in some of my over-sharing times!!) But you are so right, if you are always telling the truth, nobody can ever come back and say that you contradicted yourself. that's the lovely thing about honesty!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very good points! That's why politicians are always having difficulty "weasling" themselves out of trouble... because it's lies built upon lies!
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 8:00:00 PM
    nice one, timothy! best of luck in the contest...

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you Ilene!.... Nice of you to stop by :)
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Cecilia said it all!!!! Great job Timothy...any good luck....wish there were more men like you...

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Can't always agree on everything... lying is tempting for the sake of blending in. Even if you're a minority sometimes you just gotta stand out, even if it's uncomfortable.
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 6/8/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Meant, and good luck....
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:29:00 PM
    I for one would rather be offended by straight truth, than tricked by snaky lies. Awesome write! Hugs

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My thoughts exactly... you are spot on, my friend!
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Your couplet speaks volumes Timothy. Have a super weekend : )

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well Charmaine... honesty is my policy... ha ha.
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well Charmaine... honesty is my policy... ha ha.