Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nettles


The sting of knowing is like grabbing a nettle;
the burning shock causes unsettle.
When secrets and lies are used to deceive
how can a relationship we ever retrieve?
Lies choke like weeds, you cannot forget.
Truth shocks like nettles, blistering scars of regret.
To find that memories are woven in lies
is a painful thing to realize.


Image & Poem: McGuffy Ann Morris
Poem from my book, "Weeds"




53 comments:

  1. What a great piece. Nettles are horrible as are lies and deceit. Great way to share about lies. Perfect.

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    1. Betrayal is hard to recover from, Abelle.

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  3. This is an excellent poem, Annie! I agree that lies, especially when coming from people you trusted, sting deeply. Once trust is broken the damage is difficult, if not impossible, to repair. This was a perfect use of the "lies" prompt, thank you for sharing it with us at Two Shoes Tuesday!

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    1. Trust is a very fragile thing and hard to repair. Lies cause permanent damage; scars remain. Thank you for your kind words, as always.

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  4. Excellent as always. You are such a talented lady!

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    1. I appreciate your nice comments, Beth. You are a great friend.

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  5. So much truth in your poem this morning. Truth is so important to me because there is nothing but the truth. Falsehood and deceit is so damaging. Great post for the soul.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs
    JB

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    1. I agree, Julia. Thank you for this comment. I am glad this spoke to you so strongly. Hugs.

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  6. Oh you speak the truth, my friend. I have BEEN THERE. Case in point - MARRIAGE No. 1!!

    Great poem and photo!

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    1. I'm glad you could relate, Pat. That is what I try to do with my poetry: connect with people. Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Very well done and so very true. I've been on the receiving end of those kind of hurtful lies.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  8. Oh yes, indeed. Sad when it happens, sad when it is realized. Well told M.

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  9. So beautiful made. You are good. Quite awakening!

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  10. You are so right, McGuffy Ann. Trust is so fragile, and those little nettles are so painful and hard to remove.

    This poem is just as powerful as the first time I read it (I bought a copy of "Weeds," and it is terrific -- reflective and so thought-provoking.)

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    1. I am glad this spoke to you. Thank you for sharing that.

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  11. How awful the betrayal of a lie! You've caught that quite well.

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  12. You have really captured the sting of lies here and how they choke the life and trust out of a relationship. Really nicely done.

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  13. wow, really well done and powerful metaphors! That was great.

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  14. Another beautiful poem of truth from a wonderful collection. xo!

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  15. Wonderful and full of truth. I am so sorry I have been missing It's family matters.

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    1. Katie, you are welcome any time. I hope things get better.

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  16. How strange it was that our themes were so similar. I particularly liked your use of the nettle for the sting of regret.

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    1. I agree, oldegg. We were "on the same page" here.

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  17. I love the poems that make me stop and think!

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  18. McGuffy, having accidentally pulled up a nettle just today, the sting is still fresh. Your comparison of these to regrets is stunning. It feels effortless, but it's actually one of those genius moments you've had, bursting forth.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments at my blog. I appreciate your patience and support! Amy

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    1. Thanks, Amy. That's what friends are for.

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  19. That is such a great poem and Oh so true. Liars are not good. Take care.

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  20. Strong message here. I do think that once someone in a relationship is found to be a liar, it is hard to trust again, would take a lot of WORK to rebuild! Your poem makes a person think.

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    1. I agree, Mary. Unfortunately, sometimes it leaves scars.

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  21. Very powerful 'life poem' ~ healing of self I hope has occurred and the 'sting' let go ~ lovely post, carol, xo

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    1. Time heals all wounds, but sometimes there are scars.

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  22. Shocking and painful...this was perfect!

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  23. The pangs of deceit. Great poem, thanks for sharing!
    : )

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  24. Hi Mrs. Mack ~~ How about little white lies? Or big white ones (I love you)? Very complex but I like hearing the truth most of the time.
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  25. Yes, the truth hurts but it hurts more if it's been covered for years with 'loving' lies.

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    1. You are so very right. It certainly does.

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  26. Beautifully penned, Mc Guffy! As they say, trust is the bedrock of what makes relationships work. ... and it can be lost through lies. It's painful to go through deceit and lies...:(

    Saw the pics of your cats just now. They ARE gorgeous!♥

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    1. Love should always be truthful. Thanks, my friend.

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