The Truth (poem)

Closing the door to all that he knew

He hoped to find path to himself

The truth to that face in the mirror

The answer to voice which he hears


Stepping away from places once warm

The world took of a different hue

From the one which so often was told about

From the one which many touted about


At last he was free to use his own eyes

To see things as they really were

Far apart from others point of view

Far apart the visions which danced in that mind


But there in the midst of his glory

As sun kissing distance such beauty made

Mingle with the path he had hoped for

Was a truth which he couldn’t undo

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

A very sobering verse. Thank you.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Another awesome poem, you are the master poet on HP !

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

Nice, man. Very nice. Greta picture. Tremendous word pictures. Up and shared.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

What a haunting video! It gives good explanation to your poem. Wow!

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Sometimes the truth is hard to live with when we face it head on. As always my friend, deep and beautiful.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is great, as usual. Truth can be difficult, especially when we fool ourselves into thinking something else, or when we see others' views.

Have a great day.

~ Kathryn

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin, awe-inspiring, very impressive!!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

But there in the midst of his glory

As sun kissing distance such beauty made

Mingle with the path he had hoped for

Was a truth which he couldn’t undo

Wonderful Martin and voting up.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Stepping into your pages is like entering a different world, except it's a world that I oddly recognize. Beautiful!

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dreamseeker2 3 years ago

It is strange what we sometimes invision in our minds to what the reality maybe really is. Sometimes our own eyes wear blinders to the truth, or what we might think it is. Good poem, yet interesting and sad. Voted it up!

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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

Another excellent piece of work! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up)


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Things that we don't like happen and we can't undo them and it's difficult to erase them from our memory as well. A good poem.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

A really epic poem about the persistent truth.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I do believe that some of us had experiences like that, too. Great reflection, Martin.

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