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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Modern Fable

The fable lives
in your mind,
in my mind,
we all have a fable we believe to be true.
The terrorist believes he's a freedom fighter.
The thief believes he's Robin Hood.
The addict believes he has no control,
and tomorrow he will.
The faithful  believe they are kind,
while they claim non believers are going to hell.
The hunter believes he helps nature
through preservation.
The celebrity ego believes that he is humble,
that he's no different than the guy next door.
The husband believes he loves,
even though his words cut like a knife.
The fable lives,
in your mind,
in mine,
we all have a fable we believe to be true.

118 comments:

  1. So true. Now, you've got me wondering about my own fable . . .

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  2. Ditto to what Mama said!

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  3. Fables often seem perpetuated through pop culture. Many people seem to look, act, and talk like TV characters these days. Thought provoking poem.

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  4. This was well said, had me thinking about more fables that are out there too.

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  5. hmmm...wonder what is is i falsely believe about myself...smiles.

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  6. Yes, what is my fable? Good to question oneself, to see if we are doing as much good as we can.

    Really like this a lot, Ayala.

    And I shall make YOU a sidebar button soon. You are such a good blogging buddy.

    xo

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  7. excellent!



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  8. So true. We do have our own fables. Beautifully written.

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  9. So much truth and so much wisdom, ayala. For some, the fable is the only thing they cling to.

    Oh, and every time I load your blog, your lovely dog grinning at me makes me smile :)

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  10. so true! when words cut like a knife, they are not said in love.

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  11. I never thought about it that way but everyone must believe their own fable as hard to believe as that is. Really loved this post.

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  12. Yes the fable lives on..Great piece.

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  13. Wow! Just wow! You consistently blow me away with your words and thoughts. This was no exception! XO

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  14. Great piece, Ayala....and true!!

    I think the fable can change, too, from day to day.

    Lady Nyo

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  15. Terrific look at how we justify ourselves and our actions. So glad I visited, Ayala. I intend to become a regular. Very nice Oneshot piece.

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  16. wow, how much we can be deceived, how many fables are we into and how many do we see... excellent thoughts.

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  17. drawn this reader into a place of introspection, nice post Ayala

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  18. true - even more important then to listen what others say that we are...we can't trust ourselves..unfortunately...well penned ayala

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  19. Wow. This contains so much razor sharp observation and truth...probably too much truth for some who will read it! They say that no man is a villain to himself. Thus the endless popularity of fables??? Just marvelous, Ayala.

    PS--I like coming here. I like the picture of the happy dog!

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  20. very thought provoking ~ so hard to recognize our own fables...and, sadly, too easy to judge others for theirs. thanks for this.

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  21. A really interesting poem. Thank you.

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  22. I believe this to be true - does that make it my fable? :)

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  23. Your examples make your truth so powerful. Good work!

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  24. Very true. Our fables make life interesting, no?
    Thought-provoking.
    (And I love the picture -- reminds me of my son's fascination with jellyfish when he was 1.)

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  25. Oh my my!! This is simply awesome! And so true too...
    Everything is relative, and everything is how WE perceive it to be... nothing really matters really... no?
    Superbly put here, Ayala... love your imagery here... a very unique way to look at human tendency :)!

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  26. wow! thought provoking piece. so true

    good on you, ayala!

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  27. Love this read, especially the end-line. Sometimes, if we're lucky, we achieve some semblance of our fables. =)

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  28. So often we use the term "mask" for your expression, I found your use of "fable" quite clever. It is nothing but our story...lovely write ~ Rose

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  29. Really interesting poem Ayala! So true and very well written ... You know how touch people with words and make us thinking or wondering.

    Have a lovely week! (-:

    PS: Sorry I didn't have much time to visit my blog friends during the past weeks, but remember I haven't forget about you. Just now I had some time off.

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  30. A very perceptive piece, and it just clips along. You've paced it perfectly, with just enough time to take in each sharp little nod to human foibles in downhill dive to a cutting finish.

    I like your dog pic, too. :_)

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  31. Interesting topic actually. Some in particular struck a chord - these two:

    The terrorist believes he's a freedom fighter.
    The thief believes he's Robin Hood.

    and the hunter one, well observed. I would have though the addict believes he HAS control, rather than HASN'T, though?

    Thought provoking piece, thank you.

    Warm regards

    Luke @ WordSalad

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  32. Hi Ayala, thanks for visiting. Your poem set me thinking as to what's my fable. A very interesting way of writing and the us of the word fable. Loved it.

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  33. Thank you, Adam. It does seem that way....

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  34. smiles,Brian...I wonder :)

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  35. Jannie,thank you. I am honored :) xo

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  36. Aloha, Cloudia. Thank you :)

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  37. Thank you,Mystic Margarita :)

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  38. Thank you,Talon. I am glad that Daisy makes you smile :)

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  39. Thank you,Galit. I appreciate your comment.xo.

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  40. Thank you,Joe. I am glad you stopped by.

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  41. Thank you,Shay. She is a happy dog..:)

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  42. Thank you,Belinda. Those jellyfish are beautiful..interesting fascination to have at 1..smart boy :)

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  43. But what if our fables are true Ayala?! Some of them have to be... Hope inspires the human condition when there is no hope and sometimes does effect change. I guess I'm someone who has gone from seeing the cup half empty to someone who sees it half full!

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  44. Thank you,Rhonya. Nice to see you again. I hope you were off doing something that you love.

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  45. Thank you, Hedge.
    My dog thanks you too :)

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  46. Luke,thank you. I see your point :)
    Warm regards to you.

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  47. Elizabeth, I am one that sees the cup half full as well...some fables are true to us...and some are not what they seem.... :) thanks for stopping by.

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  48. this is awesome. just today i heard someone speak of self-awareness, and i thought, 'none of us are really self-aware!" we all want to believe we are better than _____, but the truth is that what we really need is a lot more giving of love and grace. if you don't need some today, you will tomorrow. great job!

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  49. Thank you, Lori. More love and giving sounds good to me....

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  50. Hard hitting. All delusional...because we are human.

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  51. Very nice. I echo my fellow commenters. What are our own personal fables? Definitely requires reflection and the ability to decipher what we truly believe and what really exists.

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  52. Timoteo, yes...we are all human.

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  53. Thank you, Rudri. I like the way you say that. What is real what is not, sometimes a gray line....

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  54. from lowest peasant
    to lofty king, all trust they're
    storybook heroes

    ...

    :D

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  55. You have hit upon a universal truth here and set it to verse. I often think you can tell a lot about a person by how they describe themselves...usually it is what they wish to be more than what they are....me included. Well done, Vb

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  56. And it's so easy to see other people's fable, but our own? That might be the toughest thing ever.

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  57. I want to thank everyone for their comments. I replied to each one of you. With blogger gone down some of your comments and my replies have vanished. I am so sorry.

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  58. Thank you, Adam. I appreciate your comment.

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  59. Brian...smiles...I wonder too :)

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  60. Thank you, Jannie. I am honored. xo.

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  61. Thank you,Cloudia. Aloha to you!

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  62. Thank you, Mystic Margarita :)

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  63. Thank you, Talon.
    I am happy that Daisy makes you smile :)

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  64. Thank you, Lauren. I appreciate that!

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  65. Thank you, Galit. You always say the nicest things. xo

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  66. Lady Nyo,
    The fable can change...as we do!

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  67. Thank you, Joe. Welcome...I appreciate your comment.

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  68. Thank you, Shay.
    She is a happy dog :)

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  69. Stacia, it is hard to see, isn't it?

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  70. Thank you, FP. Your comment vanished but I still have it on my email.

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  71. Belinda, thank you.
    For your son to have a fascination with jelly fish that young proves how brilliant he is :)

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  72. Thank you, Hope. I appreciate the support :)

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  73. Thank you ,Rhonya. I hope that you were away enjoying life.

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  74. Thank you, hedge.
    My dog thanks you too :)

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  75. Thank you, Luke.
    I see your point.... :)
    Warm regards :)

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  76. Elizabeth, I choose to see the cup half full too- at least on most days :)

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  77. Thank you,Lori. Grace and love we need more of.....

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  78. Rudri, true ....reflection is necessary to really know...

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  79. Gautami,I wonder what they are :)

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