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It Hurts to Know

Updated on April 2, 2013
Denial from NixieMichelle Source: flickr.com
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Truth from Abdullah Harris Source: flickr.com

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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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Princess P. Thanks for dropping by. Ciao.

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      Princess Prisca 6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

      Tony,

      BRAVO!!!!

      This poem just preached a sermon.

      All I have to say to that is: AMEN!!!!

      Love this piece!!!!

      Blessings.

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Nice to hear from you Pearldiver, and thanks, glad you liked it. Take it easy my friend.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Don't mean to sound like a teacher... but Nice Work Tony. Thanks for sharing your talent mate.

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