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



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Doodley
A Senryu. Self defence against slander.

Any comments are appreciated.

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mou
why does the life,believes,truth suffer for skepticism..still it's the truth..so little words and arise many questions..I really love the play with short words pointing at the compact question..always a pleasure to read your write..was absent from wc so long..will visit your other writes that I have missed..

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Mou. I appreciate you taking the time to read my works.
mou

7 Months Ago

my pleasure



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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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Tony. I thought the title was obvious; suffering under the torm.. read more
Sadly now, everything is played to the public.
In saying that. The public love gossip.
It's when couples really go beyond the point of no return. Sadly the days of diplomacy are over.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Paul. Your words ring very true. I appreciate the insights.
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 11 Months Ago


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Doodley

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


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Doodley

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


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Doodley

11 Months 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 12 Months Ago


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Doodley

12 Months Ago

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

12 Months Ago

but don't tell the poms that!!
Doodley

12 Months 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 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

12 Months 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 12 Months Ago


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Doodley

12 Months Ago

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

12 Months 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 12 Months Ago


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Doodley

12 Months Ago

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

12 Months Ago

Most welcome

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Added on October 20, 2017
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