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    Who dared to dwell where dreams reside,
    where visions may be clarified.
    What dreams were dreamt were shed and swept,
    their dreamers stripped of all respect.


    We cowards cowed, our secrets kept,
    our preachers preached to no effect.
    We played their words and on we lied,
    for feared our lot if clarified.

    As liars lied and on we crept
    outside the dream where truths defect.
    Absconded to the darker side
    where nothing's ever clarified.

    Our leaders led as rules expect,
    it mattered not, the rules inept.
    ’Twas easier, the deal, abide,
    for what might be if clarified?

    So, dealt the deal, let time correct,
    whatever faults, we would reject.
    The truth from which, from whence denied,
    of facts when they're not clarified.


    When judges judged where found neglect,
    where greased the bribe, they would accept.
    To benefit when truth’s defied
    and buried that, which clarified.

    Gave leave to leave what lies protect,
    to wait, to see, to what effect.
    And until then, we would decide,
    what was and wasn’t clarified.

    Who dared to dwell where dreams reside,
    by light awoke and testified.
    No quarter gave where lies had wrecked
    and found the truth, to resurrect.

    Who stood to stand their ground, erect,
    and we like cowards bowed and wept.
    In lies to wait, came dreams astride
    their mounts of truth and justified.

  • #2
    to clarify I am as clear on brexit as now as I was way back when. and to be honest I think poetry is allot clearer then all what goes on above with all corruption and like you say in your poetry. great writing.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello poemzone, Brexit, indeed, quite the mess, another referendum, I think would do the trick, clear the air. Thank you very much. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #3
    the circuitous routes and rhythms worked so well, not to mention the crisp diction and rhyme -- and the modified refrain... Repetition of a theme, high-minded, you have dared, and have dominion, obviously. Thanks for sharing

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello amenOra, You are very welcome. A lyrical piece, this one, refrained for continuity and emphases, delighted you enjoyed it so and thank you very much. Take care now, Tony.

  • #4
    Nice! Well done Tony!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Rhymeboy, Long time no see, you are in fine health, I hope. Thank you very much for dropping by, always a most welcome guest. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #5
    You know I’m a fan. Great poetry to read, digest and enjoy.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Alexandra, A fan by Jove, well, I am truly honoured. Thank you ever so much, Tony.

  • #6
    Interesting Tony. In my own little world I applied this to the USCCB's recent inclination to take a punt on correcting some ecclesial abuses.

    Your talent with rhyme and rhythm always appeals. Thank you sir.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello RhymeLovingWriter, I know exactly what you are referring to. I'm happy this one appealed to you. Do take care now, Tony.

  • #7
    I never cease to wonder at the ways you can work rhyme, Tony. Here, you depart somewhat from your more familiar style, in which vivid imagery plays such a large part, and work with an ornate abstraction of light and shadow. A note of canny insight sounds through the whole, most agreeably, I must say. I salute your mastery!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello grant, It is indeed, like taking the light out of a shadow, if one is willing to find it, that is. Your response finds me on a high, truly. Thank you very, very much. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #8
    In self-deception borne away
    if liars do not own the lie
    as bastard then it has no sire
    no dream of truth to time expire.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Johntee, What took me nine stanzas to say, you have said it in four lines - remarkable, really. You are in fine health, I trust, Tony.
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