A Poem by BobQuinn

Author: PRO BobQuinn
Created: May 12, 2017 at 05:30 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
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Quiet Noise  

There's another sound beneath the clamor
overshadowed by the din,
thoughtful, sensible in its presence
wise listeners let it in.

This silent thunder of the truth
molds hearts and minds each day,
waking, informing those who listen
about the proper way.

Intuition or common sense
even breeding gets the credit,
to recognize failure's price
clever people dread it.

Lessons abound just everywhere
freely given and on display,
or hard won by contention
we each choose our way.

Last Modified: May 12, 2017 at 05:35 pm
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May 15, 2017
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Wise words, indeed. I especially like your phrase, "the silent thunder of the truth." We are buried by media bombast, falsehoods, and propaganda. The truth is in there someplace, but is difficult to discern.

We pick something to believe in and stick with it if we are lucky, I pity atheists because they have no hope.

  BobQuinn replied on May 16, 2017

May 12, 2017
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Gut feeling?
This is a fascinating topic, one that has been around for years, but which has generated increased interest recently, primarily because of greater knowledge of brain functioning. As I understand it, "intuition," also called "gut feeling" and "hunches" originates in the right hemisphere of the brain, whereas reasoning and critical thinking are products of the left hemisphere. The "silent thunder" to which the poet refers seems to be intuition, which is always there but is seldom utilized by most people. The poet also seems to say intuition and "common sense" are identical, whereas I have generally thought of commons sense as being a type of reasoning process. Whatever, I fully agree that "wise, sensible listeners," who give heed to their intuitions are more likely to succeed than those who depend solely on the five physical senses. This is a nicely rhymed, highly readable look at this oft debated topic. Good work.

Introspection was so strong that day I couldn't keep it  inside and am glad to have all of you here on WN to talk to. Thank you John for "getting " it and so generous a critique. 

  BobQuinn replied on May 13, 2017

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