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Image result for liberty crying


Hard To Recognize
America's face, battered ...
Freedom's image, shattered.



Feeding Frenzy Fodder
Foundations of Democracy,
Shredded with hypocrisy.



Party Over People
Lady Liberty's fears,
Weeping rusty tears.



Truth Will Out
Veracity's tempest blows ...
Treachery's warmth, expose.



Martin Luther King, Jr
Simply shaking hands ...
Shook humanity's lands.



Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Pauper's sole directive ...
Brotherly love's perspective.



Jesus Of Nazareth
Red phrases spoken,
Old covenants broken.



Jesus, Gandhi, MLK, Jr
Simple doctrines - LOVE ...
Humanity's grace, thereof.



Still, Hope Remains
Trustworthy faith's unshakable,
Love, steadfast ... unbreakable.



Our Lasting Legacy
Humanity must embrace,
Single ... HUMAN race.



FACE The Truth
The answer's clearer,
In ... that ... MIRROR.



(I Must Apologize
Forgive me, critically,
I strayed ... politically). 




~ 4th Place ~  in the "Six-Word Couplet Series" Poetry Contest
Mark Toney, Judge & Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/2/2018 12:38:00 PM
Lovely couplets with great themes. Congrats on your win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/2/2018 12:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Modupe, that's very sweet of you ... I'm so pleased you liked it - blessings, my friend! :-) <3
Date: 10/11/2018 6:19:00 PM
Gregory, I agree with Jan. These are fabulous and profound at the same time. I like when people use "themes" as you did with these kinds of poems. Isn't it a fun form? I need to get started on my next series!! what to do what to do?
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/30/2018 2:51:00 AM
It was a LOT of fun, Andrea ... thanks so much, I'm glad you liked them! :-) <3
Date: 10/10/2018 5:57:00 PM
Fabulous couplets Greg, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/30/2018 2:50:00 AM
That's very kind of you, Jan, thanks so much! :-) <3
Date: 10/6/2018 9:27:00 AM
Beautifully penned, Gregory. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/30/2018 2:50:00 AM
Thank you so much, Line - blessings! :-) <3
Date: 10/6/2018 8:05:00 AM
An excellent and meaningful string of couplets, Greg. Much enjoyed. ~ Congratulations on a fine and deserved win. Regards // paul
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/30/2018 2:49:00 AM
That's very kind of you, Paul, I'm so pleased you liked them, my friend! :-)
Date: 10/5/2018 11:24:00 PM
Back with congratulations! ~<3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:33:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mo! :-) <3
Date: 10/5/2018 6:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Greg! This is a very poignant write with a sobering message supported by hope. And the last couplet is a brilliant aside. A definite Fav. Thank you for making the contest a success :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:33:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Mark, and I am honored with my placement! Blessings! :-)
Date: 9/27/2018 6:33:00 PM
Very, very enjoyable, Greg.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:31:00 PM
So sweet of you, Sunlite, and I greatly appreciate it, friend! :-) <3
Date: 9/27/2018 2:46:00 PM
Brave lines meaningfully stated! Thank you for sharing,
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:31:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Ashley, thank you very much! :-) <3
Date: 9/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
Nicely rendered bro...best of luck Gregory...love & liberty...^WW^
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, my friend - blessings! :-)
Date: 9/27/2018 9:43:00 AM
Loved your thoughts, clever one - the last couplet:)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:30:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jo, I greatly appreciate it! :-)
Date: 9/27/2018 7:44:00 AM
So much food for thought and each couplet a gem, Greg. You obviously invested considerable time in this challenge and the end product is great. Best wishes Wendy
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:30:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Wendy, thank you so much! :-) <3
Date: 9/27/2018 7:43:00 AM
Three words, I love it. x
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:29:00 PM
Three words, Mo - many kind thanks! :-) <3
Date: 9/27/2018 6:49:00 AM
Far reaching perspective, Greg..messages well delivered..a winning poem.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:28:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Vijay, thank you so much! :-)
Date: 9/27/2018 4:30:00 AM
Greg this is awesome! You have covered a lot of territory raising questions about truth and justice. Good luck in the contest.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/5/2018 11:28:00 PM
Thank you so much, Phil, greatly appreciated! :-)