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The Ugly True

Updated on February 19, 2014


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There's an ugly truth

that lies beneath.

Like a second skin

that aches to be seen.


You know it's there

it itches and burns.

It wants to come out

as it festers and churns.


Still you will hide it

undetected, concealed.

What would you do

if that truth were revealed?


How could you face it

if everyone knew

the ugly and awful

about you is true?


Shame is a sickness

guilt is a sin.

Could you ever admit

the trouble within?


But what if your secret

is not quite the truth?

But a concocted version

fabricated of you.


Things people say

hateful, unjust.

You lose sight of real

forget how to trust.


There's a difference between

allegiance and slave.

I broke your damn law

with the fight that I gave.


I opened their eyes

and mirrored the view.

Showed a reflection

the truth about you.


And so I was shunned

sent out like the trash.

As suddenly everything

buckled and crashed.


I'll never understand,

conceive, fathom, know

how you destroyed me

then let it all go.


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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      ahorseback, thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate your input. It's definitely about a life experience. I'm happy that it invoked your thoughts. Great to have you here. -K

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      This is one of the most meaningful writes , It makes me wonder of the reasons for writing , good for you !For making me think!++

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      Sphinxs Sanctum 5 years ago from Southern United States

      I really enjoyed this poem as it spoke straight to experiences well know. This could've been taken from my book of life! Thanks for sharing here.

      I see you're still fairly new to HubPages. Nice to meet another Newbie as I've only been here about 4 days and have just published my 1st hub. I'm finding a lot of Very creative, talented writers and you are certainly one of them.

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      krsharp05: Great read, voted UP...thank you for sharing your inner soul...I've been told that people who hurt others are the ones who are hurting. I believe it is true. Also, krsharp05, THANK YOU for following me, thrilled about that. Blessings, and I look forward to reading more of your hubs. Sparklea :)

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Crazy, thank you for being so generous. I appreciate you reading and giving your honest opinion.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Charm, thank you. Poetry is like getting naked sometimes. I love your analogy :) Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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      Boo McCourt 5 years ago from Washington MI

      Awesome and very talented writer, your poem is intense and very engaging.

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      Charm Baker 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thanks for baring your nakedness to us all. Even as working writers, this is sometimes so very hard to do. But sharing like this makes us all a little less afraid.

      More please :-)

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi krsharp05, This is such a beautifully written poem and very emotional as well.People do hurt you without the thought of how it makes you feel.Really enjoyed reading it !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      rahul0324, happy that you liked it. Thank you.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great poetry!

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Dalton71482, why thank you! I appreciate your kindness. It's a heavy poem so I'm glad that you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      Jeremy Wade 5 years ago from Tennessee

      I don't know much about poems and what makes one good. But I've enjoyed reading yours and I voted up. Thank you for sharing your work with the world.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Teaches12345, thank you for reading and commenting! I agree and perhaps, am guilty of, reckless thoughtlessness. I know it's the reality of being alive but...it's easy to write about, yes? Nice to hear from you again!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is an interesting and a poem with an emotional statement about distrust. People do hurt you without even thinking about how it affects you. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Oh Shawn, I do know that. I wish things were different for you but we do share this. Perhaps that's a bond which brings us to a closer place. Nevertheless, thank you for reading. :)

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      singhrakeshs, thank you for the overwhelming compliment! Nice to meet you as well!

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Libby, thank you for reading my poem and for the compliment. I always appreciate people's thoughts about my work!

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Cruelkindness, thank you for taking the time to read. Your perception is keen! Stop in and comment any time.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      arb, Thank you for a lovely compliment and for taking the time to stop and read.

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      Hub hopping is at times a painful journey. Hard to find a spring from which to drink. Sometimes you find water just in time. Glad I stopped here. Was getting damn thirsty. Voted up

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      Firsttime7 5 years ago

      Incredable! You know I know how this feels.

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      singhrakeshs 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      the ugly true such a beautiful poem. You are Stay strong with your roots..Nice to you meet here. Thanks for sharing..

      voted up ++ Interesting..

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      libby1970 5 years ago from KY

      Beautiful hub. I really enjoyed this. Very good.

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      cruelkindness 5 years ago from an angle view.

      A beautiful twist of being deceived and deceiving thy self.

      Well done!

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)