The Throes Of Skepticism

The Throes Of Skepticism

A Poem by Doodley
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Truth against Slander.

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She was highly strung.
Sacrificed at Trust's altar,
He was strung highly.

© 2017 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
A Senryu. Self defence against slander.

Any comments are appreciated.

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The title confused me a little. Throes are the end of something - yet the end of skepticism implies the beginning of non-skepticism or belief so belief begins in ...the end of trust...?
That aside I thought the wordsmithing of the main was on point and clever Doodley.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Tony. I thought the title was obvious; suffering under the torm.. read more



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Clever play on words, and philosophical. Indeed, self defence against slander! ( I think a full stop might be better at the end of the first line. At first I thought it was she who was 'sacrificed', but I am sure it is meant it be he.)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Great Aunt Astri. Thought it was worthy of a semi colon, but ha.. read more
Ah! two ties at Trust's alter. Well, who is brave enough to stay still? Doo, It is rare to find.

short poem with so much to ponder on.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Mirror. I appreciate the thoughts. Welcome to my poetic domain.
Mirror

4 Weeks Ago

:) Thank you!!
I'm all too familiar with the concept of this topic. Relationships that end sourly can explode into something terrible. One or both sides feel scorned and lash out at the other. I can see too many examples of this in my family. Parents have marital issues that drive them apart, and they act bitterly and often childishly toward their exes for the rest of their lives. In doing so, they make life needlessly difficult for both themselves and their family members (specifically the children, if I may speak from person experience). I know relationships sometimes don't work, but I deeply wish that they were able to be civil about the ordeal. If they were calm and peaceful about things, they may eventually found it in themselves to forgive whatever actions happened. Or perhaps that's too idealistic of me to think so. Either way, life's too short to allow hate to spread. Sorry for the rant.

I think the brevity of this poem does it justice. It makes it relatable while getting the message across. Everyone who has been in this sort of position will be able to fill in all the blanks with their own experiences.

P.S. I like your knew profile picture.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Clifford. I really appreciate your thoughts in this extensive r.. read more
You captured the essence of trusting and being trusted... great piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Hebe. I appreciate the line.
A feeling of tenseness in this write doodley, a mutual standoff as respect is lost. nice brevity matey.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Andrew. A mutual standoff indeed. With the innocent burned at t.. read more
andrew mitchell

1 Month Ago

but don't tell the poms that!!
Doodley

1 Month Ago

It might be too late! 33 days and we will all find out. Unless they are too busy punching out drunks.. read more
trust can be a taut string, easily snapped....
and once it is...we are never again comfortable...

j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Jacob. Your words are infinitely true. I appreciate the time an.. read more
Slandering is dangerous and very tricky business. We have to be sure of facts or it is liable to injure someone or be unjust to them. And you have summed it up marvelously.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Sami. You comments are exactly true. For the outcome is indeed .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are so right. Most welcome.
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Zoe
Filling someone's ears with slurs against some other person, I'd say, is a boon to that 'other person'. You just get to know how many people actually trust you and are there by your side through all thick and thin.
Very nicely constructed this one. And also very relatable. It always feels good to vent out emotions on paper. Just keep writing!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Your comments are profound and very true. I appreciate the.. read more
Zoe

1 Month Ago

Most welcome
You are alright me my friend. I have know you along time. Good words shared Doodley.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Coyote. And Thank you for your supportive words. They are great.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

My pleasure my friend.
Is this a complete poem? Sorry I am new to poetry. Could you explain please.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

NANCY DON

1 Month Ago

I was just asking. No need to be rude.
Doodley

1 Month Ago

Not being rude. Just making a point. The meaning behind the poem is personal and was written based o.. read more
NANCY DON

1 Month Ago

Ok. I will not comment anymore.

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Added on October 20, 2017
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Tags: Senryu, skepticism, lack of trust, lack of faith, lies, slander, silent snipers

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