ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Ask Yourself - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Is it not true? that most men lie
Concealing faults which they possess,
easier to lie than to confess
Although they cannot tell you why
a lie becomes their stock reply.
A measure of their foolishness
Is it not true?

Your truthfulness I won’t deny
but when you look me in the eye
Loudly protesting honesty
you plant the seeds of doubt in me
Is it not true?

Comments about Ask Yourself by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (12/27/2007 4:23:00 AM)

    It is so true. I love it. It's so fascinating thanks a lot (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2007 5:27:00 PM)

    And even more tragic from a woman's viewpoint, because believing in a scoundrel brings so much deeply personal, intense misery. (I speak from experience!) (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2007 9:43:00 AM)

    Written true, by a poet with much wisdom! THATS YOU! ! (10) ! !

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  • (10/13/2007 8:54:00 AM)

    Your right men lie even to them selves, find fault in everyone else, but they are perfect right off the shelf... Ivor I find myself loving your work more and more..10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2007 7:42:00 AM)

    Ivor, that's brilliant in its succinct truth. An irresistable invitation and the answer is, of course and alas, yes.... t x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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