My Truth

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Meeting The Bar with Aphorisms
(posted by Bjorn)

"Today I wanted us to write aphorisms.

Even is you don’t know it, you probably use aphorisms in your everyday life, in your writing as well as with friends.

According to the definition, an aphorism is a statement that presents a moral or philosophical idea. It does that with a pithy statement that expresses something general idea of the world by for instance being a metaphor.

Take for example: “The grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)”

Make up your own aphorism or use an established one.  Note where it came from."

Do not take other people's truths as your own.

Opinion offerred 
then another.  Now
you are conflicted.
One does not agree
with the other.  Could  
it be that both 
are wrong?  Listen
to your heart and gut.
Figure out your own truth.

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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11 Responses to My Truth

  1. Sadje says:

    Ah yes! Well said Sara


  2. ivor20 says:

    One of us cannot be wrong …


  3. Kerfe says:

    good advice!


  4. I think everyone is right and wrong all the time, it is all perspective


  5. You have to listen and find your own opinion… maybe truths has to be synthesized from lies and half-truths.


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