Opinions Galore, Truth Somewhat More

Opinions Galore, Truth Somewhat More
Opinions Galore, Truth Somewhat More

Who am I to say right,
when wrong may beguile a mind,
dress in finery and glimmer light,
and who’s to say
what appears right is wrong,
or what appears so wrong is right,
an opinion, a perspective incomplete,
as wrong may show a strength
that in mind may reveal a right,
and what of all the grey betwixt the two.

My head aches from all this posturing,
forthright plays of seemingly knowing,
when right may slip by us,
wrong in right clothing, just to test a will,
an arrogance that belittles us all,
when truth comes knocking at the door,
and we in definitive terms,
nod agreement to determine
what is actually true,
when we in fact, rarely know.

I have become an observer,
a quiet mouse of a listener,
to avoid that trap of false claim,
definitives attached to my name,
instead I’ll watch and consider the plays
and who’s in touch with reality,
then, when all have fallen,
I surmise the call
by offering several alternatives,
for perspective drives my thinking,
and definitive s I’ll not be inking,
simply considering.

Right and wrong live in a grey landscape,
and who am I to color it.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Opinions Galore, Truth Somewhat More

  • May 23, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    Marvelously penned and thought provoking, Tony. Taking a position as a listener and helping with perspectives is the best (and safest) thing to do, not always easy but very wise.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    Glad you appreciated the work Phyllis. Cheers and enjoy your day!

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