ONElia AVElar

X Cheap Talk

There was a time
when single word of her
was valued more
than barrel petrol
from the Persian Gulf
by him...
He calls her
daily chatter now
'cheap talk'
and if we look at
a game theory,
it means 'a talk
between the players, which
does not affect
the pay-off'. So, guys...
Back to the Persian Gulf!

Sofia,10. June 2008

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 7, 2009

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  • Anjali Sinha (7/1/2009 1:28:00 AM)

    Persian Gulf and those barrels of petrol
    I like that connection
    lovely write
    anjali
    -10
    (if time permits do read some of my poems)

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  • Indira Babbellapati (4/24/2009 6:25:00 AM)

    i really liked that metaphor of barrels of petrol...very very contemporary imagery..

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  • Original Unknown Girl (2/24/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    Most profound Anelia - really like this one. HG: -) xx

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  • Florence P. Wordsmith (2/9/2009 11:56:00 AM)

    A very intriguing piece. Keep up the great writing!

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/5/2008 12:22:00 PM)

    Added my 10. Coz- 1. time may change context,2. economics is incorporated! Wonderful presentation.

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  • Janice Windle (8/31/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    This bitter poem is the more shocking from your sweet and phiosophical mouth, Onelia. It's all the stronger, too, for its brevity and abrupt tone. Such a telling description of the way decay can set into the lines of communication in a relationship. Love, Jan xxx

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  • Janice Windle (8/31/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    This bitter poem is the more shocking from your sweet and phiosophical mouth, Onelia. It's all the stronger, too, for its brevity and abrupt tone. Such a telling description of the way decay can set into the lines of communication in a relationship. Love, Jan xxx

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (8/5/2008 6:58:00 AM)

    Onelia, your words are worth a million dollars:

    All words are precious,
    When love at heart,
    In terms of Petrodollars,
    The true love thwart(s) .

    Among Game Theory player(s) ,
    Love sense is very rare;
    They know little about love,
    And never have affair.

    So when you make true love,
    Choose a tulip heart;
    Whenever you will choose $
    The love will depart.

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (7/28/2008 3:49:00 PM)

    I like the humor and the construct of your poems. This was, yes, brilliant with the contrast of the petrol. You may enjoy one of mine, yet without the wit, called Kind Words.

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  • David Desantis (7/11/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    hey if hubby isnt giving it to ya good still, i suggest u come over my way for a few days ;)

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  • Ivan Donn Carswell (6/15/2008 4:15:00 PM)

    Talk IS cheap, certainly a better anecdote, or antidote, to the price of action & current price of petroleum. The light banter contrasts a serious undertone, a derivative of Onelia's now familiar Raison d'être. Rgds, Ivan

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (6/13/2008 7:34:00 AM)

    love can never be demeaning, so let us get back to love......

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  • Paolo Giuseppe MazzarelloPaolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (6/12/2008 5:25:00 AM)

    The meaning of 'cheap' is connected with its opposite. This poem seems to say: talk is terribly expensive.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (6/11/2008 8:53:00 PM)

    one can put up with a chatter box...with a chatter barrel? may be he's right! well... leave me, i dont know! ^10^

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  • Donall DempseyDonall Dempsey (6/11/2008 11:54:00 AM)

    Ha ha great poem! Love the whole set up of it and how you have constructed the lack of conversation. That analogy with oil is birlliantly funny. And the value placed at one stage on even a single beloved word...now merely cheapened to chatter. Your humour is beginning to shine through in your poems and infuse the thought with a lovely gentle sardonc bite. Love the poem...ah...talk is cheap when actual conversation is both rich and strange!

    love Donall Donall

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  • Flora Gillingham (6/11/2008 11:05:00 AM)

    Free speech is better than cheap talk, isn't it? Keep talking, One!

    Fx

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  • Original Unknown Girl (6/11/2008 7:56:00 AM)

    There's nothing cheap about you Onelia! Your recipient of poem ought to go get a valuation... HG: -) xx

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