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We Hold These Truths

Lest we forget...

14 total reviews 
Comment from Joy Graham
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Yes, ma'am, you hit the nail on the head with this one. The security at airports and borders seems to take it out on the innocent people and the terrorists still find their way through. Here in Canada our Prime Minister is welcoming terrorists in to our country against our wishes. I sure hope he'll be out of office the next election.

Congratulations on winning this contest! I'm so happy for you.

Joy xx

 Comment Written 06-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 08-Feb-2018
    Hello Joy!
    Thank you for your thoughtful review!

    diane
Comment from WalkerMan
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Yes, you are right about all this. Indifference may be the worst of these, however. The corrupt news media delight in spewing a constant stream of alarm over one catastrophe after another (even if they must exaggerate at times) -- the purpose being to dull us into inaction. The truth is that WE, the people have more power than the world oligarchy wants us to realize, as we outnumber them by thousands to one and increasingly know who they are. They are doing all they can with useless but toxic vaccines, mind-destroying fluoride in the water, nutritionless GMO "foods" saturated with carcinogenic glyphosate, and poisonous nano-particle fallout from chemtrails, in a long-term effort to reduce world population from seven billion to under five hundred thousand more easily controlled dull-minded serfs before we all wake up, declare "Enough!" and simply trample them out of existence. Once that is done, the root cause of both fear and hatred will be gone.

Your aptly illustrated poem meets the Tetractys requirements, and its topic is important for all humanity. Superb.


 Comment Written 04-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 08-Feb-2018
    Hello Mike!
    So thankful for your thorough and exceptionally thoughtful review!

    diane
reply by WalkerMan on 08-Feb-2018
    You are most welcome, Diane. I like it. -- Mike
Comment from zanya
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M-m-m interesting reflection here in this Tetractys poem about some of life's most fundamental principles - 'indifference' can perhaps be one of the greatest threats

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hello zanya,
    So pleased you appreciated my offering!

    Thank you!
    diane
Comment from Dorothy Fennell
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Hi, this is very cleverly written and a good entry to the contest. It is not easy to get a message across with such strict structure, but you have achieved this. Good Luck in the contest - regards Dorothy

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hi Dorothy,
    Thank you for your positive and kind review!

    diane
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written Tetractys about the things we love and grow up with that are part of our lives should not be destroyed by hatred and division of the people of the country.

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hello Sandra,
    So pleased you enjoyed!

    Thank you!
    diane
Comment from robyn corum
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Hello, there!

My husband accuses me of 'thinking too much'. *smile*

When I came over to thank you for reviewing ME and to potentially offer a reciprocal review, I couldn't help but notice that, except for this urgent and powerful poem, you haven't had anything to 'say' since the middle of last year -- which seems to tell me that something has MOVED you.

Was it:
The prompt for this contest?

The current political climate?

The crazy beliefs of an odd neighbor??

*smile*

Whatever the impetus may have been, I think you've done a fine job of provoking your reader into a thoughtful mode. You've touched on the topic nicely -- just enough to get the wheels turnings, but not enough to blame one side or the other. (Smart!)

Well done, in my opinion, and I wish you much, much luck!!

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 11-Feb-2018
    Hello robyn,
    Well, your husband may be correct! I believe you might have happened upon the short story, "Anna's Gift" which I wrote sometime during the middle of 2017, and I had re-posted it - which may have prompted you to think that something had "moved me" to write this offering. But I have been writing steadily since December of 2017 after almost a decade of sporadic offerings. Please take a peek at my portfolio; there is plenty!

    Thank you for your delightful review. I must have moved someone as this poem was voted a winner!

    diane
Comment from artisart4u
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Good you have the required syllables per line.
I like the title as well as the poem about what can destroy ones freedom if we don't stand up and defend our country.
Good luck with your poem.

 Comment Written 02-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hello!
    So pleased you enjoyed!

    Much appreciation,
    dianeHe
Comment from Jean Lutz
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Best wishes with your entry and splendid advice for both the right and the left. The artwork, too, is a reminder of where we have come from and what we must hold on to. It looks like you have met the guidelines for the prompt.

 Comment Written 02-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hello Jean!
    Thank you! I appreciate your kind words!

    diane
Comment from Sugarray77
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Thanks for a great verse honoring our country and our liberty. You developed this form very well. It flowed and stayed with a good rhythm and pace. Good luck.

 Comment Written 02-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hello Sugarray!
    Thanks so much for the kind review!

    diane
Comment from James H. Oldfield
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Excellent, really strong poem, and a superb use of the form.

I would dream to suggest anything, here, you've done a fantastic job.

Best of luck in the contest.

Take care.

-James

 Comment Written 02-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Hi James,
    Really late here thanking you for this kind review!
    But I appreciate your thoughtful words!

    diane