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The Truth is Everything

The Awdl Sonnet

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Comment from Jeffrey L. Michaux
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I love the powerful message of this Dolly. My father hated a liar. He said that if you lie, then, you'll steal. In other words, nothing is off limits. I was raised by the code that a man's word is his bond. If you say you're going to do something, then, the corresponding actions should be forthcoming. I really enjoyed reading this inspirational, thought provoking and well written work. Well done!

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 17-Jan-2020
    Thank you Jeffrey for your review, my father was the same, love Dolly x
Comment from Drew Delaney
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I hate lies too. Being truthful is a quality in someone that we all should demand. Deceit and lies causes many a broken home and tons of heartache. You did really well especially with the inner rhyme in some cases and the end of line. Good work!
Drew

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2020
    Thank you Drew for your review, when someone is deceitful, we never believe them after that, love Dolly x
Comment from Gert sherwood
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Hello Dolly

Maybe I'm right the format you used for your poem about Truth is a sonnet. Nth out any doubt is an excellent poem. I wasn't quite sure of what you said in your first line--

There can be no escape from truthful words.
I'm wondering why you said that there is no escape from truth?
Gert

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Gert for your review, no one can escape from the truth Gert, they may lie, they may deny, but the truth catches up with all of us in the end. It is better to be honest in the first place, I hope this explains the first line for you, love Dolly x
reply by Gert sherwood on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Dolly you explained what your first line, very well.
    Gert
Comment from judiverse
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I admire honesty, and we should expect it in all our dealings. I like your description of the "brightly colored verbs." Sadly, some try to hide behind their lies. I think we become so accustomed to lies and exaggerations (like from politicians) that we just come to accept them. Let the truth prevail! You do such great work with the awdl sonnet form, and everything works in smoothly. Some fine alliteration, as with faithful firm foundation. Lovely artwork. judi

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Judi for your review, yes lies are often hard to take and sometimes we don?t know we are being lied to, love Dolly x
reply by judiverse on 15-Jan-2020
    You're very welcome. Some people can lie so convincingly! judi
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written Awdl Sonnet about telling the truth that may be hurtful for a while is still preferred above a lie that soothes for a moment but hurts for a lifetime when we discovered it was a lie.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Sandra for your review, love Dolly x
Comment from Gloria ....
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I really like your hummingbird having a snack. Very pretty and colourful.

So right you are that lies can have very long consequences.

A superb Awdl Sonnet written in pristine metre and rhyme.

Much enjoyed. :)

Gloria


 Comment Written 15-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Gloria for your review, glad you liked the humming bird, I thought this appropriate as nature always tells the truth, love Dolly x
Comment from Teri7
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Dolly, This is a very beautiful and very well written poem about the truth being everything. You used very good descriptive words and very lovely art work. I do enjoy seeing your art work. You are a very talented lady! love you my friend! Teri

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Teri for your review, I am honoured by your words, love Dolly x
Comment from lyenochka
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Really well done as always. And you give us more to ponder about what is really true as falsehood and deceit are rampant these days in news, on the internet and writings without face to face consequences.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Helen for your review, glad you liked the sentiments here, love Dolly x
Comment from robyn corum
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Dolly,

I laugh as I start this review because it's often so hard to keep from remarking on the content of a piece! I am in absolute agreement with you. I can't stand a liar. As you've probably noticed before, I'm a bit plain-spoken and probably too honest too often, but I much prefer that to hidden agendas and lies.

This poem was beautifully crafted, as always. You do good work! Thanks!

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Robyn for your review, honesty is always best and it is good to say what you really mean, love Dolly x
Comment from BeasPeas
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Love the charming and whimsical art, Dolly. Your Awdl Sonnet is well written. I agree that generally speaking the truth is better, but is it sometimes kinder to be evasive--shade the truth a bit? I don't know. Marilyn

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2020


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2020
    Thank you Marilyn for your review, glad you liked the art too, a little white lie is sometimes required in certain cases, love Dolly x