Between hope and fallacy

Meaning, transparency
between word and idea.

Feeling, integrity
between hope and fallacy.

Radio, lies act as
shiny connections,
messages without reflection.

Commercial voices,
words so bright and big,
they are:

- sweet pear cider
to soothe a parched throat;

- dark chocolate
to placate a trembling tummy;

- bubble bath relaxation
before tawdry dishwater dissolves.

They tell such lies
about society,
about themselves,
about intimacy;
how close they are to me,
their down to earth listener,
while each lie earns more
than many receive each year.

The lies are breathless,
beautiful, tasty. Like
the notion of being
misunderstood, unloved,
untouched by an uncaring wife.
Just wanting a kiss,
sweet lips, to replace
torment and strife.

The lies fall so smoothly
into the cracks of a car.
They become crunchy,
like toffee,
or creamy and delicate,
like pavlova,
that I long to lick them up,
swallow whole the irresistible,
fluffy concoction.

Underneath the lies,
the truth shifts uneasily.
In my car, whether driving
over ice-covered terrain,
or through Brisbane humidity,
I listen for the radio’s whine,
for the lies that lurk so seedily.
I ignore the steamy murmuring
and step into the light, outside.
My own imperfect voice reminding me:

Feeling, integrity
between hope and fallacy.

Meaning, transparency
between word and idea.

Between hope and fallacy

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

I believe honesty is the number one ingredient for a successful relationship. This poem ponders the opposite – especially media lies that are so commonly embraced.

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