Saturday, 6 February 2016

On Truth


Courtesy: Prompt Nights


The world

Will slip away

One day

Yet

We all love

To dump

This truth

Into the future bin

Taking the world

For real

We amass

Shadows

In the twilight hours

The lone hands

Grope in the bin

Gather Truth

We sigh

Die

With Truth

 

 

Posted for Sanaa’s Prompt Night: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, I chose to write a poem on Truth

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Shared with Poetry Pantry @ PoetsUnited


35 comments:

  1. Sigh, such a wonderfully wise poem Sumana, no doubt we forget that our time in this world is but temporary and we tend to "dump this truth in the future bin."

    Powerfully written. Thank you so much for participating. Have a lovely week ahead :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I wonder sometimes if people wish to be spared from truth! And, alas, I think there is a lot of truth to the fact that a lot of people die with their truth kept inside of them. Sad really.

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  3. the world will slip away. one day. I've often thought about it too in my own moments. perhaps it will, who knows. great write, Sumana.

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  4. Science fiction uses the future bin in the present, but that not only seems like fiction--it IS fiction. And then there's the truth which most of us can only deal with as fiction. You've captured that truth.

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  5. A very wise poem. Very wonderful and true. An intriguing thought indeed!

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  6. truth can triuly feel like shadows,.. Maybe they are our tomb,..

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  7. Is the world real... i've been thinking about that in the context of your midweek prompt as well..nicely done.

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  8. Sadly (but gladly too) the world will last longer than us but I wish for my children's and grandchildren's sakes I could feel more confident about that as we are such poor custodians of it these days.

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  9. It will - and i suppose is every day - i suppose there are pros and cons to dumping it in the future bin..i wonder if we would have so much art/writing in the world if we knew the world would last forever?

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  10. The world
    Will slip away
    One day

    One cannot help but wonder can we overcome such an out of turn events from happening. Incisive thoughts Sumana!

    Hank

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  11. ah yes in the beautiful reality of modern day living; there are millions starving and out in the cold; powerful!!

    have a good Sunday

    much love...

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  12. Truth is be said to be illuminating. I wonder what happens when we die with it still in our lips. Do our souls implode from the pressure of truth's light? Or do our memories continue to exist surrounded by the shadows cast by the unsaid truths?

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  13. I love this truth Sumana....we do hide from the truth and push it into the future when the future could be upon us...and is!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  14. We have a planet in denial.........sigh......a thought-provoking poem, Sumana.

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  15. A wonderful truth here... sad yet exhilarating all at once. Thank you for this!

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  16. I find some of my best images groping in the bin! ;)

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  17. I believe the truth will continues its way through others hearts...

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  18. Profound and beautiful :) Loved reading it <3

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  19. I like this so much Sumana. I haven't been able to write something for Sanaa for lack of imagination. You may have inspired my mind to come up with something.

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  20. "We amass Shadows In the twilight hours"

    How beautiful.

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  21. The "Future bin" pulled me up short with its reality. Beautiful and thought provoking,

    Elizabeth

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  22. The imagery of dumping today's truth in a future bin....so compelling!

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  23. This piece definitely gives one pause, because yes, "The world will slip away one day" - that inevitability bears reflection.

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  24. you have spoken the truth Sumana so succinctly

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  25. The deepest truth expressed so beautifully.

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  26. Sumana,

    There's a strong sense of putting off the moment the truth has to be dealt with these days. Leave it for another generation to ponder..A superb poem of meaning..
    Eileen

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  27. Even if the planet was not being destroyed by climate change and exploitation of resources it is finite.We know it will all end.We are hastening its demise...a simple truth.It is our progeny who will be affected more than us. Truth is not arrived at by miraculous discovery....it is an ongoing thought process delving into the mysteries through contemplation and meditation which provide no concrete answers....just glimmers of revelation.

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