It Hurts to Know
It Hurts to Know
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Reluctant as we may be to acknowledge truth,
it pursues us with a tenacious indifference,
yet in its execution it is keen and without mercy.
Truth cares not for our lame and misguided fantasies,
it simply ‘is’ and is revealed always,
of a timing unrelated to our divisive will.
The more we try to evade its clutches,
the harsher and more devastating the circumstance of revelation.
Yet in our purported wisdom we see none of this inevitability,
the hot breath on the backs of our necks
and the loss of attainment, status or credibility,
unexpected and in response condemned and blamed.
It is one thing to have intelligence, yet another to use it,
to know who we are and accept our faults and reticence to change,
the one true forward movement.
All else lays under a cloud of dust,
hidden in the dark corners of our soul,
much ignored and in denial.
In dealing with these truths we my surrender our denial and accept,
rather than be brought to awareness
by the harsh and often painful course of balance,
ultimately brought about by our own hands.
Knowledge may hurt, and truth may reveal stark realities,
that in the end allow us to admit ineptitudes and accept our humanity.
Knowing however gives us empowerment, and we can move forward.
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