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Submitted: August 20, 2017

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Submitted: August 20, 2017





A commonality or rarity truth is always mighty

A bitter-sweet enemy or friend of humanity

It can on occasions be a deviation from reality

It hurts sometimes, but nevertheless is sanity

Truth can cause pain; accused of stupidity

Still it can heal, save yet be referred as oddity

It can create enemies and seen as foolhardy

Consoling as it is, truth is also magnanimity


Sometimes we are punished for upholding

We might be hated, outcaste for dispensing

Many a time, it’s an assault on the hearing

While we seek; yet we avoid when fearing

Truth is rare yet it’s common and prevailing

It permeates often invisibly; and it’s revealing

Often it’s unwelcomed and denied its bearing

Many profess it but very few are forthcoming


Truth is often a matter of interpretation

What matters is our conscience’s divination

For truth is sincerity; there’s no division

Honesty’s conscientiousness with no condition

It’s belief and commitment in conciliation

Truth is not negotiable nor is it about concession

Lies, pretences, and self-denial are in capitulation

It’s the causation of what’s actual; in revelation


Dwelling with dignity, congeniality and sympathy

Truth is justice and would not condone apathy

It commensurate with what’s right and hearty

Never giving way to connive or to foul atrocity

But somehow has become rare and a novelty

It harbours no hate, scorn, spite nor animosity

There is always fairness and never impropriety

There is always respect and never disparity


Where is truth; why is it so elusive?

Why can’t we stick to it; why be abusive?

Is it still alive; or lay dying - but I believe

It resides within all of us; waiting to receive

Its call of duty; to emerge and be active

It begs not to be subdued; but in retrieve

So that we may all exist; and achieve

Our true vocations and not ever deceive


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