via Daily Prompt: Filter

Transparent or Secretive,

Honesty or White Lies,

Bluntness or Diplomacy,

What’s the difference?


Charming or Crude,

Amicable or Displeasing,

Popular or Misfit,

What’s the difference?


‘Tis the FILTER,

What goes through and what stays back,

What makes it’s way out for discussion,

What stays within for self-consumption,


Upbringing or Education,

Aptitude or Attitude,

Intelligence or Common sense,

Does determine the Quality of thy FILTER,



For Success or Failure,

Not an Option or Choice,

Sooner or Later,

Must be Inherited or Acquired,

The very basic skill to FILTER!


“Social Skills” is the new name for the age-old Filter.










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