This fundamental concept has been, incredibly, done away with. I am anguished at its leaving and fearful that it 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 2019-08-18 at 11:55

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I don't believe in truth, so I don't lament its absence. I do lament the loss of sincerity, particularly in our society. Once upon a time, people told you what they believed. Now, after more than a century of marketing, propaganda and political spin, many people only tell you what they want you to think, and you immediately realize that they're untrustworthy assholes. The truly stupid (you know who they are) aren't that sophisticated. They merely tell you what someone else has told them to think.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
So true, so sad, Joe. The same could be said for simple human kindness.

Truth, compassion, kindness—yet, most I know feel these qualities and emotions down to their toes. Most are kind and compassionate and understand the value of truth. We are living through a time when those qualities and emotions are being drown-out, mocked, by the Preacher of Fear and Loathing.

Sorry, to go on so, you've touched a nerve by speaking the TRUTH.

A valiant prayer and a noble poem!

One could write a companion piece called "Compassion," and the lament would ring just as true. Particularly if one pays attention to certain figures of national repute in the USA.