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Does The Good Stand Out?


In judging the merits of my own poetry

I jump on the No’s with alacrity

While a Yes gets second guessed and

A dubious pause precedes self-applause.

Why is it so easy to recognize flaws

While The good must be teased out

With the agony of doubt? This biased

Perspective transcends poetry. When

I meet someone new, it’s also true, the

First noted is the bloated ego while the

Saintly smile must go the extra mile.





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suegwool
suegwool
2021年5月23日

Yes, profoundly honest, with the Glen gift of being playful and serious at the same moment xooxoo

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glenhaney
glenhaney
2021年3月09日

Amen! Glen

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Carrie Mcfarland
Carrie Mcfarland
2021年3月07日

I love the honesty in this; it is only in recognizing our inherent biases that we stand a chance to change it

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glenhaney
glenhaney
2021年3月09日
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Carrie: Nice to hear your views on this subject. Hope your life will improve with the decline in Covid patients. Glen

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Ray Tom
Ray Tom
2021年3月06日

Your small poem touches a big universe. I think in many instances we must look deeper to see the good in people and circumstances.

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glenhaney
glenhaney
2021年3月09日
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Ray: Perhaps, but my point was WHY must we look deeper? Do we have to dig the good out while the bad stands out?

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Important reminder that recognizing the positives (even before the negatives) promotes happy times :)

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