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Phantasmagoric Truth

Updated on June 2, 2012

Phantasmagoric Truth












People seek for the relief of what they already know.

Having manifested what they want known.

Any one can see what they already know.

Nobody will say what is known.

Tell them instead what they want to know.

All of those involved wish to deny the known.

Somebody please tell them what they should know.

Many of them start to confuse what is known.

Asking each other what they might know.

Gathering new known and making it known.

Others follow mistaken of what they should know.

Remember this is to the people that should have known.

I know.

Could you have known.


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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      almost a tongue twister. I enjoyed this very much. Have you seen my hub on the word "know"?

    • BeyondMax profile image


      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Truth. (is the last line) =) The box is always moulded to the shape of ones thoughts, isn't it.

    • cruelkindness profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from an angle view.

      Thank You

      Did anyone by any chance realize this was a Acrostic Poem.

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

    • HandGun profile image


      6 years ago from Here Taking Over

      Everyone doesn't want to believe the truth, so they search to find the answer that they wanted. Convincing their selves and others that there is new truth. Leaving a web for everyone to be tangled in.

      I think...

      Such a powerful poem using so little selection of words.

      I noticed this is a Acrostic Poem.

      HandGun *GunFireRed*

    • jimagain profile image


      6 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

      Great perspective. How we filter what we see through how we think. Ah, perception. This should be included in psychology textbooks. Reminds me of Deuteronmy 29:4.

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      6 years ago

      I like this!

    • Voronwe profile image


      6 years ago

      Perfectly lassoed our minds with this one, cruelkindness! Skillfully crafted...

      Subliminally and thoroughly in awe of your work,

      Voronwe :)!

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Just loved this! What a great piece of writing!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      very nice. clever. fantastic word play. up and shared

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      Ugly Honest 

      6 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

      Now that is poetry anyone could appreciate !! WOW !!

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Voted up.People never want to know the truth, more people not willing to tell the truth in case they hurt feelings. Voted up and shared.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is a interesting vivid poem.

      Voted up and awesome,

      Welcome to H/P and thank you for following, I'll be doing the same.


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      6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      This piece combined with news that "reach across the aisle" Dick Luger lost in Indiana makes me wonder if what is changing is people's inability to actually think for themselves. To be loyal to a party that disallows any individual thought. I am playing with this as a concept, and what you represent in this poem seems to resonate. Thanks.

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      Marie Giunta 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Absolutely beautiful poetry cruelkindness. Welcome to Hubpages and thanks for the follow, I'm sure we'll see more of you around the site.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Quite simple yet complicated. Hmmmm. making me think....

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Philosophical, poetical, philanthropical - your known knowns and unknown unknowns is sheer thought fodder.Beautifully written, achingly true. And the picture is suitably surreal. Love it!

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      6 years ago

      Cruelkindness, What a clever, thought-provoking, witty poetic tribute to both the possibilities of and the limits on human knowledge! What a convoluted web we weave when we try to understand others, ourselves, and the universe.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing as well as a big Welcome to HubPages, Derdriu

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      6 years ago

      A mindboggling piece of poetry, found interesting, so I of course had to vote it up and accordingly. ; )


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