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Is It So Wrong To Be Right?

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Balladeer
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0 posted 08-05-99 09:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Is it so wrong not to go along
And say that black isn't white?
Is it impure to say you're sure?
Is it so wrong to be right?

Is it a sin not to give in
But stand up there and fight?
Is it unlawful? Is life so awful?
Is it so wrong to be right?

The world, it seems, is full of schemes
And people who don't care.
They do what they must with minimum fuss
But challenge it? They don't dare!

But, as for me, I'll find the key.
I'll sing my protest song
And the melody will let them see
That being right isn't wrong.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 08-05-99 10:01 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

It's not wrong to be right and it's not right to be wrong but it helps to be bright.
Good one.
angel girl
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2 posted 08-06-99 08:42 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

VERY NICE. I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK.
Sue
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3 posted 08-06-99 08:51 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

It's not wrong to be right, but there is no-one who will admit that someone else could be right.
Love the poem.
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 08-06-99 09:03 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

please refer to my rules concerning being right and wrong

#1 Ruth is never wrong
#2 if you believe Ruth is wrong...please refer to rule #1

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 08-06-99 09:14 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I always believed two wrongs don't make it right, but now I have to think, cause if I were wrong, and wanted to admit I were wrong, that would make two wrongs, and that would not be right, even though it really would be right. Do I have you confused yet? Anyway, great thoughts here Sir Balladeer, as always you master the art.
Sunshine
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6 posted 08-06-99 10:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I'm always right. Just ask my husband.

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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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7 posted 08-06-99 10:25 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem!!!

Hoot: I like your rules! *G* Since we share a name... can I borrow them? (Do they work? *G*)
ac
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8 posted 08-06-99 01:08 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Yes Balladeer...you've reached out to those who dare to be different ...and right... and know it...loved it....
Nan
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9 posted 08-06-99 01:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I thought I found Mr. Right once - But I was Wrong.... And I thought for sure that I was Wrong once - But surely I was just MissTaken...
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 08-06-99 01:51 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

(I hope I'm not being wrong
In trying to get this right.)
When you're right about being wrong,
And you're not afraid to fight,
Remember, leading right is wrong,
If you want to win the fight.

'Deer

Where DO you get these wild topics?
PrincessDoo
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11 posted 08-06-99 08:10 PM       View Profile for PrincessDoo   Email PrincessDoo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PrincessDoo

huh!!

you guys made me think too much
and i know this is gonna sound dumb
but now my head hurts.. thanx!
redwriter1
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12 posted 08-06-99 10:15 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

to steal a line from a bumper sticker.. (heheh)..

Those of you who think you know it all, are really annoyed to those of us who do...

hahahah... sorry.. popped right into my mind after reading your poem... (i'm just kidding) but I always loved that bumper sticker..

Know where I can find a job as a bumper sticker writer??? hahha

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Kay-lynn


[This message has been edited by redwriter1 (edited 08-07-99).]
Poet deVine
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13 posted 08-06-99 10:18 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

It is not a sin to be right! I'm write all the time...hm.....er....right..yeah, that's it, I'm right(handed) all the time...

Balladeer if you say your are right all the time, I would agree with you, if you say you are wrong, I would agree with you because you're right all the time.

I did see an underlying thread of philosophy here and agree again!



[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 08-06-99).]
Sally S.
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14 posted 08-07-99 01:00 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

You know, I think you're right!!! (Though, I could be wrong. Who knows..I'm confused!)
elvira
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15 posted 08-09-99 10:42 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

of course, like all the ladies have already pointed out, women are always right
Poetwheel
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16 posted 08-09-99 10:57 PM       View Profile for Poetwheel   Email Poetwheel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poetwheel's Home Page   View IP for Poetwheel

I think the key is tact... its great to be right, but its *wrong* to be right "in your face"... Nice work, as usual, thought provoking...
PW

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