Mohabeer Beeharry

Rookie (23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

Truth


Who knows what truth is?
Do you?
Do I know?
I don't.
Like all of us,
I could only hazard a guess.
Maybe it is a flower.
Maybe it is someone
With a prodigious charisma.
But who is he?
Or what is it?
It is anybody's guess.
My heart tells me
Truth is formless and infinitely creative,
Not only not of this world
But also in and of this world.
Both in and out.
In every existing thing,
At the same time, at all time.
For there is no time
When truth is or is not.
It is eternal.
Since nothing in this universe lasts for ever,
Least of all anything in this world,
My guess is that
Truth is
That which creates and sustains,
and when the time comes
Withdraws this universe
And everything in it.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Truth by Mohabeer Beeharry )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Deepak Sawhney (8/23/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Well expressed. The problem being - that there is no true definition of truth, since just as a coin has two sides Or the glass half empty/full - its all a perception. Perhaps you may wish to read my A Missing Chord on the same subject. You may wish to offer your comments too. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,193 Points Vera Sidhwa (8/21/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    You describe truth in a super multi-dimensionality. Your words of choice are beautiful.
    ten of ten (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 841 Points Unwritten Soul (8/21/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    Truth is the pixel of the blur situation between story and reality...it makes us see thing very sharp and nothing will be mistakenly adopted! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 758 Points Tiku . (8/20/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    only truth remains forever and those who the path of truth have achieved greatness. (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Moonlit Night, Tu Fu
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love .., Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge

 

New Poems

  1. If Minds Were As Brooks, Richard Blay
  2. She Loves Me, Omar Eldamsheety
  3. Face in the window, Israh Sadan
  4. Who the killer?, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Nested above the lavenders, maryline vautravers
  6. A Semester Night, Muhammad Sarim Ashrafi
  7. Lonely all the time, Kelly Shanks
  8. A New Year Prayer of Blessings, Paul Sebastian
  9. Haiku 10 (A Flower Stands), Paul Sebastian
  10. Life Goes Clockwise, But..., Richard Blay
[Hata Bildir]