Telling The Plain Truth Poem by Dennis Ryan

Telling The Plain Truth

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"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."
-Queen Elizabeth speaking in William Shakespeare's RICHARD III

August 25,2006

I have been brutalized, bankrupted, betrayed—
my retinas, knees, bank account, possibilities
nearly gone.Kim is care-worn, weary, overworked.
Devin and Shawn have been battered, brutalized, traumatized;
are without prospects—you said,"being plainly told."Now, friend,
knowing this, I have one question: "Are you still my friend? "

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: friendship,loyalty,telling,truth
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Telling the truth to a friend, about yourself, them, something else, is not always the best thing to do.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jagdish Singh Ramána 21 January 2019

only powerful person can tell his or her secret truth to someone even a friend, it is hard to tell the truth in plain way. good poem, sir!

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Dennis Ryan 21 January 2019

Thank you for saying so, Jagdish Singh Ramana. Best wishes to you. Dennis Ryan

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Michael Hopkins 15 January 2019

A good practice. If the friend disappears then he or she were never really a friend. Well said.

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Dennis Ryan 15 January 2019

We are on the same page. Thanks.

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Dennis Ryan 15 January 2019

We're on the same page. Thanks.

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Wellsville, New York
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