Straight Lines

Straight Lines 


I have been told 

My writing is simplistic

And I’m fairly certain

It wasn’t meant as a compliment

And as far as criticism goes

It wasn’t exactly constructive

But opinions don’t bother me

It isn’t exactly easy 

To take a bunch 

Of convoluted thoughts

And pare them down

Into their basic elements

One that cannot be misread

Or easily misunderstood

To have the meaning laid bare

In straight lines for all to see

Sometimes simple belies simplicity

And it certainly isn’t always

As simple as it seems


Words: ©2021LCR

Image: CCO




Comments

  1. I've always felt that simple minds--especially the very narrow ones--see nothing but themselves in everything they interact with. So yes, I totally agree: "Sometimes simple belies simplicity / And it certainly isn’t always / As simple as it seems".

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    1. I've never liked the idea of making something complicated just to confuse people. But that doesn't mean there isn't a complex thought process to get there. What you see is what you get, but sometimes it pays to look a little closer. Thanks so much Magaly! :)

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  2. So true ... I've had a few of those 'swipes' ... try to brush them off, realizing my poetry is ME and I like me.

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    1. My poetry is me and I like me too. It's those backhands you really got watch for! Thanks Helen! :)

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