A Speaker Of Spades

Nuthatch on the Apple tree, so often moving vertically, but stopped for a moment to look at me. Summer 2014.

Nuthatch on the Apple tree, so often moving vertically, but stopped for a moment to look at me. Summer 2014.

To speak

With a coat of sugar,

To speak

Politically correct,

In speaking,

Should one call 

A spade, a spade,

When oracular endeavors,

Or 

Should one speak,

Like a diplomat?

A saying goes that

“Less is more,”

“Too much information,”

Describes this epithet.

But constantly spinning 

Communication’s intention,

By crafting 

Word conglomeration,

Has a tendency

To confuse our reception.

Forthrightness is lost 

In shades of gray.

Trust becomes a misnomer,

In relationship.

Has one ever noticed

In conversation,

How peaceful and relaxing

An interchange of relating

Can be,

When one speaks 

Plainly and honestly?

Opportunities 

And 

Acceptances

Move easily.

Agreements ensue

Propitiously.

Good business engages.

Mutual respect,

Becomes a blossoming.

When the truth of life

Is on the line,

Or we question

Veracity’s meaning,

To call a spade, a spade,

Certainly is,

An unnerving way 

Of behaving.

And yet,

One receives the truth

By honesty’s hat.

A spade cuts.

A spade cuts the ground.

A spade cuts to the chase.

A spade cuts the face.

A spade cuts,

No matter which way,

One looks 

At the word action.

But the truth is,

Delivery is discerned

By perceiving intention,

And by understanding

Body language.

Does one intend to cut,

Or 

Does one endeavor to heal?

This is the matter of fact.

©2014 C. E. Eksuzian, all rights reserved.

Bibliography as reference to “word action”:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyanderson/2013/07/18/speak-the-truth-even-if-your-voice-shakes/

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