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  Apples n' Roses
by Patrick A Granfors
Thursday, October 08, 2009
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Sometimes things really are exactly as they seem.

Apples n’ Roses


Does a shiny apple really taste better

Than the same one but without the sheen

I think that we’ve all been conditioned

Ill tell you now exactly what I mean


Many things in life are about perception

I see something black and you see white

I look out my window and see sunshine

You look out and see the dark of night


The problem is the object we’re observing

May be seen by all who look to be the same

To paraphrase the master bard’s sweet prose

A rose is still a rose by any name


 But that doesn’t really help to solve the mystery

Of the perception differences that can make us blind

To the things that matter absolutely most in our lives

The real difference is only in our mind





Copyright 2009  Patrick A. Granfors




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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/11/2009
You are so right!. Great reflections and truths in this write..M
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/9/2009
Great write, Patrick; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 10/9/2009
Does that mean the curmudgeon is taking a hike? SMILES are more important than PILES of stuff, like money and other junk. Please no hemmorrhoid jokes.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/9/2009
Truth, every word! Perception indeed...wonderful write Patrick!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/9/2009
Many things in life are about perception

How so very true.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/9/2009
Apple, snake, temptation,Paradise.
Rose, girl, temptation, Paradise.
Yes, it will be it by any name!


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/8/2009
Well said because many times in the mind is exactly where it is...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/8/2009
The real difference in almost everything is in the mind. Great write.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/8/2009
Well said wisdom here, Patrick. Well done.

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