Friday, August 09, 2013

596 : Duplicity


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were Berserk, Duplicate and Quibble.

Duplicity

People.
Really funny creatures.
They can drive you berserk,
With behaviour that defies reason
Where demons lurk
Behind
Masks of the nasty kind—
Have been
Assessed that they show
Two faces,
Say “Duplicate features”.

No quibble,
Apropos.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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46 comments:

  1. Now here is a creature whose smile would not light up a room like a Xmas tree. Needed:vet armed with large syringe:)I hope you do not actually know anybody like this in real life. If you do... wear a cross and garlic and consult an exorcist:)

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    1. More Halloween than Xmas. Cue 'Mussorgsky".

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    2. Would a good steak help?

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    3. Go well with the garlic, I guess.

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    4. I am thinking that peoples that are being like this are not being there in real life but are being recreated from the the realms that are normally hidden by darkness in the backs of the minds of troubled peoples. This is like the story of Frankiestein's monster, is it not being so?

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    5. Oh, they are there in real life alright. You have just lead the sheltered life of a cossetted princess. You should get out more.

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    6. I am being Princess Tikka Masala and I am being the warrior princess. I am being the leader of the Channa Dahl. I am being mostly worldly in my incarnations and I am being unhappily disposed to the tonal aspects of your voice.

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  2. Must look deep inside to see what lies beneath the mask!! Timely reminder J Cosmo!!

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    1. Oh Nanka, oh Nanka. Don't do that. You will be looking into the cesspools of Hell. Replace the mask. Back away. Smile. Say 'Good Morning' nicely enough but back away.

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    2. I am wondering if there are being differences between the cesspits and the cesspools. Are they being the same thing? Or are they being things that are possessing differences to each other? I am being curious about this matter.

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    3. One is wetter than the other.

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  3. Reminds me of my neighbour.

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    1. Have you considered shifting house?

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  4. Very true...and probably one reason why I prefer a reclusive life! :)

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    1. Certainly if I was going to have a reclusive live, an island in the warmer north would be a great choice! Me? Jealous? Never.

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    2. Here's and cheers to a reclusive life ...the worldly who penetrate masks and finally attain wisdom!

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  5. Is this not being Meeztweedal, the nimble fingered God of titular distress? I am thinking this is being so.

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    1. PTM! Good to see you again! You may be right. I can't say.

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    2. I am being a princess and you will not be referring to my royal personage as a common acronym.

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    3. You will also not be questioning the veracity of what i am telling you is mostly correct.

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    4. Well, I gues I am mostly sorry then. :-)

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  6. I think we are all more than one person; some nicer than others. It usually depends who we are with. I suppose the problem comes when you meet more than one side of someone, one you never knew or suspected, then you have a conflict.

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  7. Murine Eye Drops might help.

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  8. Man is indeed a very dangerous creature, sometimes its good that there are masks, we might never be able to stomach the unmasked...Well written Cosmo!!

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    1. Women can be a bit on the risky side too. Not all of them, of course! ;-)

      Oh, I see, you meant 'man' the species. It is not the stomaching of the unmasked, it's the unexpected appearance of it that can unsettle you a bit.

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    2. Delicate little blossom, toughen up!

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  9. I guess having a couple of faces tucked away in the wardrobe is a good idea. It's good to change once in awhile.

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    1. "If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
      Abraham Lincoln

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  10. hope i don't have to meet one like that........but meeting them is not that bad..you can add a new page to your life's diary...




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  11. I like Gemma's comment. But on the other hand I don't appreciate the real 'two-faced' people....and I have encountered more than a few!

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  12. Great poem about an irksome and sometimes evil problem--those wolves in sheep's clothing your photo unmasks.

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  13. Hmm I know them well... dual things and life I can talk about that
    :-)

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  14. Oh, yes, some people have those masks so firmly anchored to their faces, you rarely see the other side.

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  15. So true. Your comment on my wolf woman poem about feeling hairier made me cackle! Loved it.

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  16. Very well done; I like this.

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  17. I like the funny/serious message and the neat rhyming.

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  18. Two faces, the one that they hide most often, is usually the one that is real...and incredibly ugly.

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  19. So very true & I like your style of writing...the photo delivers the message.

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  20. I am not touching this one...it's a minefield. Are we not all complex beings...enough said.

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