How Truth Feels

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Truth  (in honor of Gandhi’s birthday)
Your Challenge: Write a new poem in which readers can experience truth in action.
(posted by Susan)

There is a problem
when a person tells
so many convenient
lies, that he cannot
recognize the truth–
if he ever knew it.

Truth can be difficult
if it is spoken only
by one person. You
cannot pick and choose
which truths to tell.
At times, truth may not
win any popularity
contests, but it will
shine because truth
tellers have
peace of mind.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to How Truth Feels

  1. susanstoo says:

    How truth feels–yes–I hope that after the fear there will be peace of mind and no regrets.


  2. thotpurge says:

    Yup! Truth isn’t going to win popularity contests – it is what it is..even for only a minority of one!


  3. jaerose37 says:

    To have that peace of mind is a real gift – not many of us will achieve it unless we try very hard


  4. Rob says:

    Truth does give you a foundation to rely upon.


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Truth tellers have peace of mind. Perfect! Unlike a certain someone who rides the air waves every day with his turmoil.


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    Truth doesn’t win popularity contests, but it is vital to a better world. May we all be truth tellers.


  7. I love that idea of truth shining, even if it doesn’t win today’s beauty contest. Great!


  8. Mike Bayles says:

    How true! I like this poem, Sarah.


  9. Just Barry says:

    Telling the truth seems so simple… so liberating… and yet… and yet… lovely sentiment.


  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    The truth: always worth telling. Always.


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