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What Price? (For Sven's Challenge -Signature Poem )

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Denise
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A man's true measure, it would seem to me
Is weighed by spoken word and action, too
In sync they play the sweetest harmony
Reflecting each the other through and through.

Conversely, though, great rancor can be heard
Disharmony abounds and proves the soul
When actions do not match the spoken word
The characterís besmirched and black as coal.

Integrity is worth its weight in gold
But honorís fast a rare commodity
Manís virtue seems so easily is sold
To purchase passing ease or fantasy.

Nobilityís the crown of truthfulness
The prize of all who cherish honesty
Although they may be lacking grand finesse
Their words to me sing like fine poetry.

For golden words they speak who walk their talk
The rest, to me, it seems, is useless squawk.



†Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~





[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 02-04-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Denise - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-02-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Uh, Denise, you saying our words and actions are supposed to match??? What a concept! I'm gonna try that some day. Thanks!  

Flawless writing, btw......again.
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2 posted 02-02-2000 05:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

ROFL Balladeer  

(That little guy is cute   )

Thanks Balladeer, your words are always sweet!
Mike
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3 posted 02-02-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Another splendid effort.
about this squawking however... my kids often refer to my singing as squawking....
(useless?)  er... nevermind... point taken.
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4 posted 02-02-2000 06:05 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Denise, I loved this poem, especially when I just got through reading one about a man cheating on his wife! Nothing angers me more than a cheat. I, thank God, have a wonderful man who knows exactly what being a real man is all about. His ex-wife was beyond terrible as was my ex-husband. We both know the value of love. I wish more men (and women) did.-SEA
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Wise words Denise and idea perfectly presented.  Loved the last two lines.
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I'm thinking that you wrote this poem for MY benefit,Sis!  And I can use the instruction and encouragement from time to time. My problem kinda lies in getting everything in snyc.  Ah something more to work on for Love's sake.  Thanks for the poem--it sure has Rhyme & Reason!   David
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7 posted 02-02-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Denise, what can I say ? They already said it all so well. Would it be ok if I just day I love this poem ?  I love this poem !  
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Mike, SEA, Martie, David and Munda, thank you all for your kind comments!  

Mike- I sing like that too!

SEA- I don't think I could ever trust again after that. That's almost certain death for a marriage in my opinion. I'm glad you have a good one now!

Martie- Me too! They were the first ones I thought of!

David- I'm sure we can all glean lessons personally when it comes to this! I know I can!

Munda- Of course you may!

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 02-02-2000).]
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A funny sonnet....I love it  
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10 posted 02-03-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for reading and commenting, Hoot! Glad you liked it!

Denise
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11 posted 02-04-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Here's my poem for your challenge Sven!  
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12 posted 02-04-2000 01:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Great poem, Denise, and very clever.
What is the challenge?
Liz
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13 posted 02-04-2000 01:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It was a challenge to write something about our Signature verse (if we have one) see that little verse under my poem by Alice Cary? I wrote a poem about nobility, based on her poem by the same name! I'm glad you liked it, Elizabeth!
 
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