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Secret Selves

I've been wondering about our secret selves...

The vegetarian smoker
The introverted joker

The soldier with the peace sign
The anonymous byline

The accountant with unfinished sums
The deaf musician's steel drums

The blue collar millionaires
The conservative who dares

The scientist who prays
The vagabond who stays

The man who kneels to take a stand
The female poet who's a football fan 

We are all more than we seem...

12/26/18

Submitted to 'Honourable Mentions Worth Mentioning' contest
Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux

(I like playing with the idea of secret identities, which started me thinking of how everyone is both Clark Kent and Superman, we all have a face we show and a face more private and unseen-)

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Date: 5/13/2019 10:48:00 AM
I like this!
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Date: 5/13/2019 5:03:00 AM
Some of these could certainly be used as oxymorons.I loved these. Congratulations on your wonderful win Michelle! : )
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Date: 5/12/2019 11:43:00 AM
Hmmm. I see that this intriguing poem, this undervalued 'HM' didn't get a trophy in the new contest, but is '4th' equivalent to another Honorable Mention? LOL. Any way you slice it, this is a great paean to all those who take the 'Hypocrit-ic Oath.' Happy Mother's Day, Michelle! ~ Gershon
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Date: 5/12/2019 9:34:00 AM
Congrats and thanks for entering my contest.
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Date: 12/30/2018 11:39:00 AM
Hi Michelle, Congratulations on your HM:-) Alexis
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/30/2018 3:01:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis!
Date: 12/29/2018 4:27:00 PM
Truly so, we are all more than we seem. Nicely penned, Michelle. Congrats on your HM.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/30/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment, Greg!
Date: 12/29/2018 2:32:00 PM
You sure are right, there are so many people, hiding so many things, well after reading this poem of yours, I must also tell you a secret, you see I am a student and nobody in my school knows that I do poetry, no one not even my english Literature teacher and last week she was telling me the difference between a line and stanza, lol, and I was just sitting there, listening to her, shh, don't tell anyone, it is a secret, anyways many congratulations on your win in my contest, good luck
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/29/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you for sharing your secret, but do not be afraid to show who you are, when you're ready, and also thank you for placing me in your contest with so many other gifted writers!
Date: 12/27/2018 8:45:00 AM
Oh this is so good. FAVE! <3 xomo!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/27/2018 5:53:00 PM
Thanks so much, Maureen!
Date: 12/27/2018 5:49:00 AM
I love this SO MUCH, Michelle! This is a FAVE FAV for me!! ;) Brilliant work!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/27/2018 5:53:00 PM
So glad you enjoyed it, my friend!
Date: 12/26/2018 6:09:00 PM
All great examples of seeming contradictions. But are they?! Great food for thought, Michelle! :) gw
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/27/2018 5:54:00 PM
Thank you, so grateful for your kind words, gw!
Date: 12/26/2018 12:07:00 PM
Straight to FAV, but I do have to admit the anonymous byline has always confused and concerned me.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/26/2018 5:31:00 PM
Well you know who wrote this one!
Date: 12/26/2018 7:32:00 AM
secret elves reside on the secret shelves of secret selves
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/26/2018 5:31:00 PM
Like 'secret elves' - maybe I should have done that instead!