21 comments on “Contradiction

  1. Look for A Lovely Thing says:


  2. Maggie Grace says:

    Thank you for saying what I could find no words to say. You did this eloquently.

  3. jrbsays says:

    I agree, wonderfully done Mark!

    Fashion Prisoner

  4. 4joyjoanne says:

    yes, a difficult prompt, but you perfectly paraphrased ‘beauty’s only skin deep’

  5. WabiSabi says:

    Ah…. this is a perfect response to the prompt. However, my response to your poem is :
    shining in his eyes
    out in the open

  6. This nailed the prompt… Sometimes the more difficult prompts generates the best haiku

  7. Spadoman says:

    It could, and maybe should be, a guideline for our own lives. We never really know what is inside of anyone but ourselves. What we see on the surface isn’t what it seems, or might not be. I get the point. You teach well with your words.


  8. judie says:

    wonderful contradiction lesson. Too many people don’t look beyond their immediate vision.

  9. Ramesh Sood says:

    This is well thoughtout and captures the real feeling perfectly….


  10. Nanka says:

    Appearances may be deceptive, Look into the heart and find the soul!! Enlightening!!

  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I’m guilty! Too often my first impression of someone is based on appearances.

    Barbs of Loneliness

  12. rebecca says:

    yes, what is important is invisible to the eye. it is only with the heart that we see clearly.
    great haiku reminder!

  13. And this, is the essence of inner beauty, Mark. Beautiful 🙂

  14. gemma says:

    It’s never about the packaging, the real goods are inside.

  15. Nonnie says:

    your words paint such vivid images!

  16. It is what’s inside that counts. All to often we make assumptions based on the superficial.

  17. WabiSabi says:

    Second reading….still love it!! Haiku My Heart Hot, Hot, Hot

  18. J says:

    “never judge a book by its cover” — or a human by their face and/or body —
    Great response to the prompt!

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