Truth is Like Water...

Water ball from Doug Wheller flickr.com
Water ball from Doug Wheller flickr.com
Water....vital from Cipi flickr.com
Water....vital from Cipi flickr.com
The Stepford Wife from Greta Punch flickr.com
The Stepford Wife from Greta Punch flickr.com
open mind from Max Short flickr.com
open mind from Max Short flickr.com
Blind to the Truth from John Macukas flickr.com
Blind to the Truth from John Macukas flickr.com

Truth is Like Water...

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Irrefutable to believers,

outright rejected by the non-believers,

truth has little to do with itself, only in context,

it's value residing within the perception of it, alone.


Truth becomes itself when we attach value to it,

regardless of right or wrong, real or fantasy,

it becomes when we acknowledge it,

see its indisputable existence.


Truth is like water,

able to fit into any container we choose,

but in the end, whether contained or not,

water is still water, no matter where it is placed.


Whether we choose to acknowledge truth, is up to us,

never about the truth itself, but our perceptions,

which have many biases and ulterior motives,

often never realised in consciousness.


One can place truth before us,

we can see it, feel its edges, its shape, surface and volume,

it could speak to us, explain itself,

and even then, without the will of acceptance, we could reject it.


The hardest thing in the world to contain, is an open mind,

one that can consider any possibility without pre-judgement,

assess without bias or conditioned reasoning,

to then accept the truth, whatever that may be.


That is why so many people live in a delusional world of wants,

accepting only what fits within their accepted paradigm,

regurgitating their conditioned beliefs,

and clinging to a farcical sense of security.


Blindness in this sense, is a choice.



One thing we have in life, regardless of wealth, status and circumstance, is choice in every way we respond, and everything we do.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Bill. Thanks for dropping by; much appreciated.


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

Thanks for sharing, for sure! ;-)


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Anil. You have a great Christmas too.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by Marie, and glad you appreciated my words.


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MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

This is sooo very true! Thank you for this.


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AUPADHYAY 3 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

Happy Christmas tony-delorger. This poem flows the feelings in it's unique way in support of your beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing it.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

So glad you enjoyed it blondey, and thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

It certainly doesn't ziyena, and thanks for dropping by.


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ziyena 3 years ago from Southern Colorado

Veritas Nunquam Perit


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blondey 3 years ago

Voted up and everything but funny,, ,, This is so eloquently written. Wonderful use of words,,could see it in Barnes and Noble book of poems easily

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