TRUTH

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TRUTH

Like a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike,
When we open our mouth to speak,
When we hide from the facts, Tell a lie,
Just to get by,
Will it bite now or later,
Will it catch you in the end,
Will it cause to much pain,
Would the truth have hurt as bad,
The sting any less intense,
Can we ever face the truth,
Let alone not say it.........


Richard(PHOENIX)Cartledge  (c) 7/09

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graceladymn commented on TRUTH

08-26-2009

Better it is to give forth truth for everything we hand out comes back whether soon or down the road. Truth flucuates also in varying degrees, what might be truth one day may by circumstance change becoming a different truth like in married, not married these truths change with time. And a lie caused by desiring something different in us may create the change we seek to manifest becoming truth rather than a lie. Like when a liar says I'm honest, the energy send out in the desire to be an honest person may bear fruit as they take on the qualities of honesty.

bforibus commented on TRUTH

07-16-2009

they say the truth hurts but i believe that its only for the ones that are hiding from it. this poem explains exactly how i feel about the subject. str8 forward and right to the point, with no pulled punches. excellent

peacefulbird7 commented on TRUTH

07-15-2009

I love this piece very real and down to earth..Keep writing peacefulbird7

Twiddledee commented on TRUTH

07-15-2009

I like this! Simple truth! Good vs evil...which is best? Seems one is always having to deal with pain one way or another!

debb commented on TRUTH

07-14-2009

Hey I liked this one it is very true. I also like touch and I will read more of your poems again.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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