Tuesday, July 02, 2013

562 : The Open Can



The Open can

A warning to those who would undo
The lid on private issues;
Once they’re loose you never know
If you have sufficient tissues

To dry 
The teary, teary eye.

Things go perhaps not on your terms—
You quickly lose control when you
Open a can of worms.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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18 comments:

  1. So true - but sometimes it's a relief to know the truth...

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    1. Well I certainly learnt a little truth today. Tomorrow even more. Or not.

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  2. true that...you have to be ready for what comes next...because they are not so easy to get back inside once out...

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  3. This is why I like my food frozen. :-) This made me smile even though the truth doesn't always.

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  4. So very very true. The worst is when you open a can not knowing what's in it ... and lo and behold, all hell breaks loose.

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  5. Enter whether you dare or no; though some of my choices in life could certainly have used some editing. Great poetry, thanks.
    Mark

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  6. A cute little ditty. I liked it.>KB

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  7. It's better to see inside, reflect and move one:)

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  8. Truly said Cosmo! A timely warning. A can of worms will catch up in time!

    Hank

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  9. Succinct and on point, JCN ~ M

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  10. Better to keep them closed and locked down ~ Good one ~

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  11. Gals from the silks and lace top drawer never disclose "private issues"
    A gentlewoman in the true sense has become a museum exhibit.Sad!

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  12. Yes, J Cosmo, opening a can of worms is never a good idea. It can only bring unhappiness. Well said.

    Pamela

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  13. Poetic wisdom, a most enjoyable way to learn.

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  14. Edward Snowden is teaching us all about cans of truth... for him, turns out it's worms, and more's the pity. There's too much we do NOT know about how our taxes are spent!

    On a lighter note, I just loved the throwback illustration of teh can of worms, and yes, I'll eat them if I have to... if it will get me what I need to know! Thanks, Cos. Amy

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  15. very true. not easy to get those suckers back in once they're let loose.

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