Truth

Truth is a fragile thing
fluttering by on a breeze
a scent barely caught
        then dismissed on the wind.

Truth is a sought after thing
dug up from the ground
cut out from bleeding flesh
        then discarded on a whim.

Truth is a huge big thing
a pink elephant right in our midst
common knowledge amongst many
        but kept quiet for propriety’s sake.

Truth is a silly little thing
all slippery and slick
gliding through many hands
        but never held fast.

Truth is a malleable thing
easy to mould and shape
sprinkled with colourful lies
        and turned on its head.

Truth is all kinds and all things
to many and all
        some hold it dear in the depths of their hearts
        some twist it and strangle it with hate
        some tease it and cover it with glee
        some pin it to a board and make it stick
        some make it into songs for others to hear
        some are so afraid they never know it.

Truth is often asked for,
sometimes given,
not always returned,
and sometimes thrown
right back into your face.

© Sybille Sterk

Truth

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Thoughts about truth.


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