Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WHAT IS TRUTH AFTER ALL?/Poets United -- Midweek Motif/Truth


What is truth after all?
How do we recognize it?
Isn’t it all relative?
What is true for you
And what is true for me
May be different

I know you say
That cannot be
And yet
Two people 
Give their truth
About what happened

And you would swear
They were in different places
At different times
Can I reveal a truth
That is not favorable to me?
Can you?

Perhaps there is no one thing
That we can call truth
That we can all agree on
So in this moment
I will honor your truth
And hope you will honor mine

We look into each other’s eyes
And we say nice things
Things easy to be heard
Do I question what you say?
Do I question the glow of the moon?
Do I question what my heart feels?
That is my truth all day long

May 30, 2018


Sara McNulty said...

Keeping your own truth is what counts. Beautiful poem, Annell.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

We think truth should be so simple, yet it is hard to grasp or pin down ... and after all, it appears to be complex, and not fixed.