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AND NO ONE SPOKE

….And no one spoke… protecting all about them from the perception of impropriety, insensitivity, misunderstanding …and no one looked… shielding their eyes lest their gaze be taken as an affront to the fashion choices of a passerby, an insult to the sanctimonious clerics wardrobe, an assault on the personal space of a nearsighted Neanderthal. …and no one listened…. for fear of hearing anything…. that might offend their sensitivities, sound a tone that was not in complete compliance, allow the possibility of conversation. So did the monkeys take the throne, the threesome of denial, risen to the peak of power because they heard no evil – spoke no evil – saw no evil became the dupes of evil - because they heard no good – spoke no good – saw no good John G. Lawless 8/13/2015

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Date: 8/15/2015 7:31:00 PM
I really really like this one John. The sad part is that the Monkeys are indeed running the zoo. Thanks so much for picking my poem for your contest. It was fun to meander from thought.
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John lawless
Date: 8/16/2015 6:11:00 PM
Yes Richard, it has become a "monkey see - monkey don't do" world
Date: 8/15/2015 2:20:00 AM
this kind of silence needs to scream.. beautifully expressed, john!.. huggs
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John lawless
Date: 8/15/2015 7:47:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by to comment Nette, your support is much appreciated.
Date: 8/13/2015 11:35:00 PM
Very powerful pen John:-) hugs jan xx
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John lawless
Date: 8/14/2015 6:54:00 AM
HACKING.....HACKING .....UP A FURBALL.....if it were lacking there'd be no hacking.
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John lawless
Date: 8/14/2015 6:52:00 AM
Thanks Jan, just lacking up a little fur ball....
Date: 8/13/2015 10:35:00 PM
True in today's world John, well penned!
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John lawless
Date: 8/14/2015 6:52:00 AM
Sadly, Dr. Sharma, when the truth is feared we fear the truth.
Date: 8/13/2015 10:10:00 PM
This truly speaks to our society today. A powerful write, John! Love, Kim
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Date: 8/14/2015 6:51:00 AM
Yes Kim, it now seems that "PERCEPTION" is the new "UN-REALITY"