The Rest of the Story~The Truth

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The Rest of the Story

There's more

to the story

than meets

the eye...

Each side's

perception

is a slanted

ply.

The truth

lies somewhere

inbetwixt

the two,

usually

obscured by

each

party's view.

Though rarely black

or purely white,

the truth

of a matter,

often hidden

from sight,

gets lost

in the

shuffle of

emotional words

and somehow

takes flight

like

startled birds.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Couldn't agree more. Truth is often the perspective of one party. As history shows, the victors write the truth, and thus that becomes our known history.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I had to smile at your comment...I was thinking on more of a personal scale but yes, it applies to history, as well! Thanks again, Simon!


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Ken Landgrebe 5 years ago from Newton, IA

Nice...I enjoyed


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Debra Charney 5 years ago from United States

Wow! You are a very good poet. Something you don't see too often. Your poems make sense. They are easy to read, and have a nice flow. I've read a couple now, and have enjoyed them immensely.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you very much, Ken. I appreciate your read and comment!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Debra, I thank you for your lovely comment. I've been writing poetry since I was very young, it is a good therapy and source of creativity that nourishes my soul. I so appreciate your visit and comment.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Yes, you are right, and I for one, tend to let my emotions obscure the truth. I love the ending here, where truth takes flight like startled birds. The simplicity of your wise words gets the message across beautifully. Thank you for sharing.


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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, tnderhrt23,

I really do like this post.

You effectively described what "the truth" is by telling the truth about it.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed, thanks for your read and kind comment. The truth is often shrouded by my emotions and perceptions, that sometimes miss the mark. As I have gotten older, I am more aware of that tendency and the fact that there is usually more to any story! I appreciate you!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

feenix, thank you for your read and great comment! This came to me as I was pondering a situation between one of my sons and his significant other...There are two sides to this story and the truth of it all lies somewhere in the middle beyond my observing eye!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful thoughts, It appears there are two sides to every situation. Thank you.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Ruby! Yes, there are two sides to every story and then there's the truth! That's my take on it, anyway...Hugs!


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

ahhh, Ms. tnderhrt,my friend. What a wonderful description of truth. Of course,sometimes the truth hurts,but it is what it is...Voted up/awesome

Blessings

TTW


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

weed, the truth usually hurts! Thank you!


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

This is quite a profound poem which speaks to the reader on many levels. I personally think this is one of your best perhaps because you you touch on things here that not everyone is open to see otherwise. You have found a clever way to circumvent the ego. Brilliant.

Thank you.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Excellent. Someone once told me that a lie can be halfway around the world before the truth can get it's shoes on. Great! Great! Voted up, up and away!


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feenix 5 years ago

Hi, Dexter,

" ... a lie can be halfway around the world before the truth can get it's shoes on."

Wow, that is a terrific "old saying." I will have to remember that one.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful! Love the pictures too. Like always exploring said -- there are 2 sides. When disagreements begin, I think - it takes 2 to tango. I am sure it is difficult to see your son in a situation where someone is hurt. I hope they can rectify it easily.


tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Dexter, thank you, Sir! Truth and its perception are often stangers!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, thank you! I appreciate your read and comment, always!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Truckstop Sally, thank you! You are so very right, it takes two, always. I appreciate your read and comment!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..beautiful writing my dear Miss M - and ironically, so very true - you are perhaps our most honest writer here at the Hub and certainly one of the most loved for your genuine caring heart - hope you liked my card today dear friend.

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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

I don't think you'll find much of an argument here...this was a simply succinct, pleasantly pointed poem.

Very nice, and oh so true.

CP


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Christopher! I appreciate your read and comment!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Epigramman, I don't know how I missed your comment! I am so sorry! You flatter me, Kind Sir, and I must confess, I love it! Your cards are the highlight of any day they arrive, My Friend! Hugs and thank yous!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and awesome , thanks for the read!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

jami, thank you so much! I appreciate your read and vote!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful poem. You are so talented. I am glad to know this from you. Well done, my friend. Vote up!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

prasetio, thank you, Sir, I am honored!


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epigramman 5 years ago

....I really need to revisit this classic and tell you again how much I loved it the second time around - you are such a grand philosopher too which gives your words even more profound meaning - hubsplendid!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Epi, I just love you! Really I do! Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

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