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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

United/Untied

We are united by blood,
untied by skin.

We are united by country,
untied by party.

We are united in Christ,
untied by denomination.

We are united in wedlock,
untied by death.

We are united in cooperation,
united in competition.

We are united by attraction,
untied by distraction.

We are united in each other's eyes,
we are untied looking past each other.

We are united at good luck
We are untied by bad breaks.

16 comments:

  1. This is perfect! Utter truth - such a small change in spelling, such a huge distance in results.......

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    1. Thanks, what a difference a mislaid a makes.

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  2. Very thoughtful take Mosk! One expects to accomplish a lot, but disappointment seems to be the bother

    Hank

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    1. Thanks, Hank, I expect a little and am still surprised.

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  3. This should come stitched on a pillow! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, and I'll see if Etsy can stitch me one.

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  4. Such small difference in spelling, such a truth putting them against against each other

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    1. Thanks, as Tom Waits said "the large print giveth and the small print taketh away."

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  5. Yes, yes we are.

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  6. I love the balance this keeps. It would be good to memorize and meditate on. Befog we were married my husband and I celebrated yearly "united untied" ceremonies.

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    1. Thanks, I like that ceremony, but now that you're married do you have tied and tied tighter ceremonies?

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  7. Great play of words. I like it.
    -HA

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    1. Thanks, - when I am stuck I tend to make lists.

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  8. You make an excellent point with style!

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