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~ Gleaning Truth ~

~ Gleaning Truth ~

It is I, with my sourceless laments
Codifying, rather ambiguous intent
Attempting to reach, beauty, ground
By a senseless mind, wrecked and earthbound..

Why can I not touch the face, of God
Bring its light into perspective, roughshod
Tear away curtains, straight, into play's end
Dance gloriously to sounds, yet unsent...

Yes, It is I, swimming waves of fragrance
Without olfactory make-up, or sense
Can I glean any truth, without time
Perhaps a pregnant portal, from which I might shine...

Like wire and light-filled automatons
We see beauty, but miss the phenomenon
I search my heart, to find forgotten regrets
The sun rises,
                   The sun sets,
                                    Yet,
                                         Everyone forgets...

Tony Taylor
* a work in progress

 

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GREG TUCKER

I have not forgotten my brother!  What an awesome piece.  It is eloquent I can almost sense the fragrance!

If you get a chance read my poem " Active Shooter" . It is full of conspiracy wit.
thanks for the entertainment of my eyes with this verse
Greg

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Tony Taylor

Cool!! Thanx G!!.....and yes, of course I'll check it out...... Love that you could 'sense the fragrance' my friend!!...... stay groovy!!......T xo 🐧

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Richard Waters

YOU STAKE YOUR LIFE ON SOMETHING BEING TRUTH. IT MATTERS.
If you devalue what others cherish you " reveal " a quandry. Can you change your definition of your " self ", leading to those around you accepting your judgement. Once, viewed in a certain light it is only time and experience in others eyes that brings you in tune with their sense of reality. PERCEPTION IS CRITICAL TO MASS, AND MESS !!!  :)
In the scheme of things, a falsehood uncovered promotes aspects of life detrimental to the collective " good " !! If perceived as one who disrespects beneficial principle, you are condemned as being unworthy of praise or consideration, until PROVEN otherwise.
" IT IS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT WHAT YOU CAN PROVE " applies. The collective decision on formulaic ideals is taken as agreement, unless fundamental relationship parameters are reconsidered, by practical example or examples shown. TRUTH IS A COLLECTIVE ARRANGEMENT, BASED ON EVIDENCE. The wrong judgement can be reached if too many exist not ready to accept what matters in the case involved.
Approval ratings give rise to facts being rejected, if the collective make inaccurate assumptions based on warped criteria or data.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TRUTH FROM THE INFECTED POSITION IS ONLY ACHIEVABLE BY MASS CORRECTION. Based on all that matters to them.  It is ALWAYS realized " HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY " ,after mutations occur to everyone's interest. No one votes for the harmful, do they ?
Neat work, relaying an important message.
THANKS.  :)

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GREG TUCKER

Richard
seriously do you smoke crack or do you tweak meth? Your analysis is way there bro.  Tony's art is just eloquent 

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Tony Taylor

Good lookin' out GREG!!......I appreciate it!!...... later......T xo 🐧

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Tony Taylor

WOW!! Sir WATERS!!.... so good to see you on the pages man...... I'm a little taken aback bony the comment...... and I'm sure you have the best intentions in mind here..... but I don't quite understand...... perhaps you could explain it to me sometime.....I hope your health is good myth friend....... Lots of Love to you and yours!!....... Peace n Stuff!!.......T xo 🐧❤

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Tony Taylor

Thanx so much RICHARD for the elaborate definition of the word truth..... it's always a pleasure to hear from you my friend...... Lots of Love to you and yours...... stay groovy brother!!...... later......T xo 🐧❤

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey T...I think we are all seeking and searching to find that gleaning truth and stumbling in our efforts, but still knowing somewhere it is worth finding. I think it is all in our hit and miss trials that we start to narrow down the paths we keep taking in life....and amidst that struggle, we get more intrigued to stay the course....That is what I feel when I read this.  Once we get to the point where we can leave behind regrets, we are very close to gleaning truth.  I believe it is never completely into fruition until we meet face to face with God.....I love your original phrases like "Perhaps a pregnant portal" ....Very alliterative!  Great work, T....I like that this is all new and showing where you have come in the evolution of tweaking your writing.  Love n Hugs, xo    

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Tony Taylor

Thanx C!!.....the one thing about this poem that is 'key' to understanding it is the final line......" the sun rises, the sun sets, yet everyone forgets"....... it's the foundation of the entirety...... you were right the other day when you said that sometimes its hard to see inside someone's head about their intent.... once again, you were the closest to understanding this one....thanx for ALWAYS being there sweetheart!!....... kisses....T xo 🐧❤❤❤🐧

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kay harris

WOW.. Such a beautiful write, I love "Perhaps a pregnant portal, from which I might shine...", so beautiful. I enjoy all your work. Great Job... KEEP SHINNING MY FRIEND...

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Tony Taylor

Thank you so much KAY!!.... haven't seen you around much lately going to your page to see what you've been up to lately.....I like the line you pointed a lot myself ......thanx again!!..... hugs n smiles......T xo 🐧❤

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Leah Cabael Yodico

This is a great write Tony; you really never stop to amaze us with your writing. 
😏🙏

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Tony Taylor

Hi LEAH!!.... so good to see you back on the pages my friend!!..... and thanx so much for reading and commenting...... lots of love to you and yours!!.......T xo 🐧❤

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