It would seem that the simple and fundamental concept "truth" has been done away with and may never return.


I recall when truth left
Without a word
Not the day the month
The minute the moment
but the time
I thought it was momentary
To return in an instant when
Falsehood would be proven
To be obvious alchemy
Lead for gold
Instead truth disappeared
Vapourized by populist fakery
Beyond my comprehension
I stand waiting on a dismal
Storm ravaged Cliff face
A prayer of longing
On my tongue
For its rightness to return
With its coincident

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-06-15 at 15:08

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful piece. It fits so well with the time we live in. People would have us believe that there are layers of truth. It is the era of subjectivity. Bravo.

Ya, can't believe or trust hardly anyone anymore.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I share your sense of loss, but I'm not sure whether it is "truth" that has disappeared, or trust. Nobody believes in the truth anymore because they know that everything that they hear is a lie. Everything is a marketing slogan. Everything is spun. The lying has gotten to be so bad that most people no longer are aware that they are doing it. For our own purposes, we sometimes are willing to embrace some of the lies (that's what keeps Fox News in business), but we're always aware that no one intends to tell us the truth.

What happens when someone actually tries to tell us the truth? Ask Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange. They are persecuted mercilessly.

Vivid illustration.
You took me with you in your words.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!