Reason or rhyme

Dark fading to light

definitely off

About ShirleyB

I was born with the muse in me. Sometimes I wish it would go away but it won't, so, good, bad or ugly it will escape intermittently.
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22 Responses to Truth

  1. Tough subject to deal with for the prompt but you worked it, especially the second stanza.

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  2. whimsygizmo says:

    I like that second stanza, especially. There’s deep meaning in that “fading” here.

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  3. Bodhirose says:

    You can’t escape the strong image in this one, Shirley!

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  4. flower girl says:


    Are you writing about me?

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  5. What an image… With the image definitely disturbing, though I had to say it made me think of the queen of hearts


  6. Kathy Reed says:

    Shakespeare in a few words 😉

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  7. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Definitely a Shakespearean touch here 😉

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  8. Sumana Roy says:

    yes, why with a sword and not with the traditional axe…ambiguous indeed…in so few words you’ve amazingly captured the overweening Henry VIII’s scheme to behead Anne Boleyn…

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    • ShirleyB says:

      He (the King) had a french executioner brought over especially for the job with his own axe. An act of kindness?
      Thank you, Sumana


  9. Mysterious and a little bit frightening!

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  10. Certainly an image to disturb. And folk used to watch!

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  11. ShirleyB says:

    Yes, gruesome isn’t it.
    Thank you, nava


  12. vbholmes says:

    an act made more horrific when described in fewer words.

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  13. lynn__ says:

    I think sometimes we do the same to Truth…

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  14. Oh.. the glory
    oh.. the peace
    iF IsiL sword
    replace swords
    with bats and
    of human
    heads.. ugh..
    dum humans..
    without tribal sports..;)

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