Thursday, September 26, 2013

Why Can't People See Facts When They're Right in Front of Their Face?

Face the Facts
by Rachel Hoyt
 
image by Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net
 
 
Facts slap your face,
Fill hidden space,
Upset the calm,
Itch fingers and palm,
Create comments,
Shake up one's sense,
Tear out the heart,
Make wisdom part,
Kick learning off track,
Brew up a dense fog,
Breed bumps on a log -
For facts to get through,
You should ignore you.
 
Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.


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26 comments:

  1. Rachel: a breath of fresh air you are! I have been dealing with two family members for years whose critical thinking skills are marginal. Been blamed for a lot of s--t which never came even close to the TRUTH. Erroneous assumptions and insinuations have torn our family apart.

    Facts? I speak as an employer, friend and volunteer. The best we can do is chil, tap dance a bit and wait for the facts and then evaluate based on shared wisdom.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem! It is definitely best to be patient until you know the facts. No one likes being misjudged.

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  2. "Facts don't matter any more,
    They make them up just to have their war
    Science is fiction, in money they trust
    It's its the darkest before the Light,
    The dawn must be near
    Doesn't matter who's left or right
    They play your fear

    It's all the same in a topsy turvy world
    Where down is up and up is down
    And the media spins it round and round...."

    © The Away Team

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    1. Great poem! There are definitely ways to present only the 'facts' one likes. You have to check who did a study and if there are other studies which had similar conclusions before you can trust them.

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  3. Awesome! poem...

    a very refreshing taste of words and wow!!! all the facts you've said them well. :)

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  4. ha. we would rather deny th facts and invent our own reality...one that fits our box and leaves us in blissful peace.....one that supports our illusion

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  5. Yes, too many jump to conclusions w/out all the facts.

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    1. I'm sure we are all guilty at times... :-/

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  6. amusing read, true some never see the facts as we care to divulge them and yet..is there really any such thing as absolute fact? enjoyed your poem

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    1. I suppose facts are merely that which hasn't yet been proven untrue... possibly due to inadequate technology, possibly due to factors previously ignored... but things proven repeatedly by science are facts to me (unless the studies were sponsored by the corporations they stood to benefit).

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  7. ha...sometimes it's hard to face the facts...and oh how would we love to work our way around them...

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    1. At least in the U.S., companies and individuals can and do work their way around the facts... to varying degrees of success. Hehe.

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  8. A thought-provoking look at facts! Makes me think which ones we should concentrate on and which ones we should ignore.

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  9. the meter and rhyme nearly hide the sharp edge, Rachel.

    and I love that you linked the BB article - it's my daily addiction, to see what they've found. ~ M

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    1. I write a lot of poetry inspired by the news and always include the link. I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  10. Hi Rachel--great poem, and topic--after awhile you start wondering what are the facts anyway? Huge bit of irony there that a scientific mag would close comments...sheesh.

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    1. I LOL'd when I heard the scientific mag was closing their comments section. I love ironies like that.

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  11. Very much an anti-drama poem. Wonderful.

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...