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Subtle Changes



Oft times we are too close to see

The making or changing of history.

The forest is made up of too many trees

Blocking the view of anything new.


The implications and variations,

Said to be pure as the driven snow,

Are often disguised from enquiring eyes

And hidden in layers and layers of lies.


©DGA 23 December 2011 14:32

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

26 thoughts on “Subtle Changes

  1. As long as there are politicians this will be so…


    • Thanks, Maxi. Actually between your reply and my publishing I added ‘personal relationships’ to the tags as, strictly speaking, it can apply to relationships too.


  2. So often evil comes about cloaked in a disguise of good.
    Tree out of tree! 🙂


  3. Good thoughts, Denise.

    It’s not until we stand back . . . and look back . . . that we see how far we’ve come!

    May your days be Merry and Bright . . . and your nights be filled with Love, Laughter, and Light!


  4. I think this is one of your best Denise. “The forest is made up of too many trees

    Blocking the view of anything new” is a great image and absolutely true. Being

    part of history at the moment, we never know what’s happening simultaneously

    around. For a reader in a distant time, it’s easy. Politicians are the trickiest guys,

    they know that they have far more information with them than people. So they

    can conveniently mire the truth to circulate white lies. By the time the real truth

    is discovered, one : their purpose has already been served and two: the truth

    becomes irrelevant.


    • What a well-thought out reply, Sunamu. Everything is clearer with hindsight, but often it is too late for the onlooker as the damage has already been done. Politics does attract people with really dubious motives which is such a pity because now politicians are all being judged by the same standards. Your last two points are spot on!


  5. When I read your post all I could think of was politics and politicians. Change is needed, but change does not always work for the best. Oh, and the lying part….The truth is seldom known until after the fact. Or in the words of Neal Young..”Gone, gone, damage done”.


  6. Merry Christmas to you my friend, and to all of those you hold dear. And …

    May your New Year be filled,
    with fortune and love,
    with hope and adventure,
    and with help, from above.
    May your cup be not empty,
    may your plate be not spare,
    may you always have someone,
    who loves, and who cares.

    Written especially for you, “Denise’s Blessing”
    Happy New Year.(2012)


    • Dear Jake

      What a beautiful blessing, my friend. I am honoured that you wrote it for me. Thank you so very, very much.

      I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and God’s blessings in the new year.


  7. Ps. I almost wrote it as..may your plate be not sparse.. But there was only one word that I could of think to rhyme, and “arse,” I think, would have been inappropriate for that particular
    No, I don’t think,
    .”….may your plate be not sparse,
    and may then the contents,
    not go to your arse” would’ve had the desired effect.. lol.
    I crack myself up sometimes, ha ha ha.


  8. How true, Denise. Great stuff.



  9. Excellant and VERY timely post! Thank you!


  10. One of my favourites of theirs is “reforms”.


  11. Yes, history (and complacency) repeating


  12. Lies and illusions are all around us. We even tell them to ourselves.


  13. So true. Those layers make it difficult to distinguish between the lies and the truth. If only things could change…..


    • I think most people would welcome change to a more ‘open’ system of government, Selma. I know I would. I hate all their private agendas and greed.


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