The Consequence of Seeking Opinion

The Consequence of Seeking Opinion
The Consequence of Seeking Opinion

Seek not the opinion of me,
I cannot filter your truths,
just hone them for your displeasure,
and questions here get answered,
no kindness in my lies,
so think first if this is what you want,
before you shift responsibility to me,
because I’ll tell you all you don’t want to hear,
and no blades are dull, my words austere,
if that is what is true,
so seek my opinion if fear is yours to break,
but don’t blame me for saying it,
me to confirm your hearts dark ache.

Perhaps you will,
ask and expect the worst,
shall that then be lies to you,
and in the end you reject the truth
for its knell is far too much burden,
and relent you may to find the comfort of delusion,
an institution having worked so well a lifetime;
so make up your mind,
for I’ll tell it true,
and you can take it or leave it,
but know I warned you,
discerning is your job not mine,
you may live however you choose.

Tis better for a soul to discover,
each our truths unique,
and trying to adjust someone’s perspective
is like a dumb man’s speech,
falling on deaf ears,
so ask my opinion but hold no grudge,
I’ll try to be kind but I will not fudge the truth,
for it is its own reward,
and it bites only because it is unwanted,
so perfection is not our fate
acceptance helps to mediate life,
but I’ll not be held accountable,
for your poor choices.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

10 thoughts on “The Consequence of Seeking Opinion

  • June 12, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Perfect. Don’t use me as your scapegoat, just because it is the easy way to deal with the harsh reality of your situation. I will tell you how I feel and it is your job to interpret it, you may not like it, but it is what it is. Plus like you state, if you want the real truth of the matter go and seek it yourself, don’t use me to be the magic solution. Just perfect my friend.

  • June 12, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Great topic and quite thorough presentation of the many abstracts which relate to it. Seems so appropriate in today’s world with the youth seeming to need agreement on what they are doing, by their peers, instead of being able to present themselves without caring what others think.

    • June 12, 2017 at 7:06 PM

      Yes, its a different world now, so pleased you enjoyed my thoughts Ralph. Cheers!

  • June 13, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    This is great, Tony. A lot of people only want to hear an opinion if it upholds their own view. If it conflicts with it, they either ignore it or hold a grudge. Before reading this I wrote “False Praise is Not Enough” which has a similar message but from a slightly different viewpoint.

  • June 25, 2017 at 1:11 AM

    I just had to reread this. I guess the message affected me more than I thought.


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