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Lawrence Hall Jul 24
Lawrence Hall
Mhall46184@aol.com  
https://hellopoetry.com/lawrence-hall/
poeticdrivel.blogspot.com

                    Texas, Our Texas, All Hail the Secret State

            "The Biden administration is not being transparent…”

                                     -Governor Greg Abbot

Governor Abbot so loves his Texas folk
That he orders state troopers to keep them away
He surrounds himself with a security cloak
And with his good ol’ boys, the ones who pay

God forbid that the people who voted for him
Should forget their place, and dare to approach
The corporate hangar guarded against them
And risk his Praetorians’ stern reproach

Even the press is locked out, alone and lonely –

             The government of Texas is for Members Only
Abbott accuses Biden admin of 'not being transparent' about health of unaccompanied minors at border | Fox News

Governor Abbott comes to Jasper | Local News | kjas.com
143 Jul 18
Just be open and honest, transparency is a way forward.
Ego, lies, deception, mind games are just a thing of the past.

Carry your heart on your sleeve, one should express all, how they feel. People might hurt in the beginning but as the time goes by you tend to connect with only like minded people, likely with the one with an open mind and crystal clear heart. Someone who wouldn't be scared to reciprocate the honesty, selflessness, love, respect and trust.

This is the way to filter the odd ones out of your life, its a litmus test
Those who are wiling to be by your side through think and thin, the most difficult times until the end regardless of your past, are the only one's who deserves a  fair chance, rest all are just a waste of time.

Remember, if you don't ask you don't get what you need, don't assume others would know what you want, as not many are good at reading minds and hearts.
try it for once, a litmus test
Courage you need
Speaking truth
Difficult to swallow
Often so bitter
It shakes their nerves
Fumbles their tongues
Explanations difficult
Denying truth
A vanguard of a hundred lies
Fails to safeguard those
Engulfed in fire of truth
So hatred and enmity take birth
Threatening life speaking truth
Courage you need
Speaking truth
Speaking truth, I snap it
On the face it belongs
I daily see artificially glowing skins
Parched though underneath
They don't find safe haven
When truth is spoken about them
Fear psychosis surrounds some
Strangely they act and harm
Courage you need
Speaking truth
Why I speak truth
My transparency doesn't absorb it
Gloss of my consciousness
Reflects it
Snaps it on the face
Belonging to it
Courage you need
Speaking truth!
Erin Riley May 2020
Why have
I always
felt the need
to be someone
else’s property
when I was
planted on
this earth to
grow wild.
Austin Reed Mar 2020
It’s lonesome
Watching life through pictures
Wishing you had a moment back
Longing for a new venture

It’s lonesome
Feeling the way you do
To shy to tell
Yearning for their touch

It’s lonesome
Sleeping in
For there’s no plans
Just your bed
John McCafferty Jan 2020
A fractured silent state
where fear thrives amongst thieves.
Ignore your neighbour's knocking
and humanity's hum ultimately become louder.
What's duality's plea if transparency is key.
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