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Don't Ask



Don't ask, don't tell,
for all is well if you deny and wink
at what you know but can not show;
connect to truth no link

Don't run, don't fall;
you must stand tall if you will face your fear
of scary ghost of which you're host;
the cloudy mind make clear

Don't pout, don't smile;
back down awhile if you would reappraise
the state you're in and where you've been;
emerge now from your haze

Don't touch, don't fight;
find out what's right if you make concession
to achieve peace and then release
anger's trite obsession

Don't love, don't hate;
relax and wait if you're seeking reason
for good command to understand
proper time and season
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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