Jeremy Horsford

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Misconception Of My Truth - Poem by Jeremy Horsford

Belief is that half truth, which I was misled
into accepting when my mind was vulnerable
and untrue.

Belief set me up to be subdued by their truth.

Their truth is no truth of mine.

I once heard, 'The truth will set you free'.
So where does this leave truth?

I was told, reverie is my truth.

Their truth is an attempt to extinguish all
that I know to be true, so how can their
truth be trusted? ! Isn't my truth to be
trusted or what I know to be true?

How can their truth trump all truths?

Considering my truth is contested by their
truth, can their truth not suffer the fate of
untrue truths?

I there a decider of what is
true? A truth champion; a bringer of truth?
If so, where can I find the one who is truely true?

Surely the champion of truth will reign my
truth to be true. Be this true or just a
fading thought of hope.

Topic(s) of this poem: trust

Comments about Misconception Of My Truth by Jeremy Horsford

  • Paul Amrod (1/6/2017 7:28:00 AM)

    Truth is perhaps a subjective but valid concept.
    Hi Jeremy, The word pluralism comes to mind. Learning about the basis of another concept of truth is the only valid respect of truth itself. A very wonderful poem which I feel leaves this question open. My poetry is constantly emphasizing this point of view. No one should feel they possess the ultimate truth rather they should further study the universe within their essence. Thanks for sharing, Paul (Report) Reply

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  • Seamus O Brian (12/26/2016 10:58:00 AM)

    Pontius Pilate, very well versed in the Greek rhetoric of the day, facing all of the factious political struggles of Palestine, asked the very question when faced with the Jewish leaders demanding he crucify trouble-making, self-styled rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth. What is truth? he asked.

    We are forever doomed to estimations of truth, as we are, by design, receivers of data transmitted by sources outside of ourselves, received through fallible systems of sensory input sensitive to context and environment, processed by fallible bio-systems of analysis, and stored in fallible systems of organic data management.

    If truth is an objective, inflexible reality, a precise delineation of a series of fractionations of an infinitely fractionating multi-dimensional system-state, then we are only capable of small approximations of truth, and our appropriate demeanor in our quest of acquiring understandings of truth should always and forever, first and foremost be an attitude of utter humility.

    Thank you for this insightful and contemplative work.
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    Jeremy Horsford (12/26/2016 12:39:00 PM)

    An unlikely event, but possible.

    Jeremy Horsford (12/26/2016 12:34:00 PM)

    Great comment.

    Have you ever thought that there could be an alternative to what could be considered truth?

    That could be...if the truth began as one and the truth shattered into the many (i.e us being shards of truth) , the only way for truth to be one, is for us to come together.

  • Iqra Hassan (8/8/2016 11:00:00 AM)

    can I relate it to Shakespeare's to be or not to be...?
    I found it an amazingly intriguing read.
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  • Sumit Ganguly (6/23/2016 9:30:00 AM)

    Belief, truth, faith everything in this world are seen in relative perspective. Hope also is relative to the facts and efforts. (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2016 11:11:00 AM)

    A cleverly worked argument and that's the truth... well, my truth.. What is subjective and what objective.. Is there a Truth referee to whom we can appeal? It is a most interesting poem and I shall come back to it often

    Tom Billsborough
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    (12/25/2016 10:42:00 AM)

    Hi Jeremy, Couldn't wait till after Boxing Day. I re-read this one now and it is worth many a read. If I remember I'll print off a copy later. I shall visit some of your other poems before the New Year!

  • Anne Yun (3/16/2016 12:05:00 PM)

    I guess, truth is an inevtable confrontation to anyone who accidentally or deliberately unveiled himself or herself.
    Truth comes from controdictory, i prone to this answer.
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  • Moira Cameron (3/5/2016 5:38:00 PM)

    I wonder how many people have this same conversations to themselves? These words echo a very passionate conversation I had within myself when I was in early high school. Come to think of it, I don't know if I ever answered these ageless questions! (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (2/13/2016 11:56:00 PM)

    'Their truth is an attempt to extinguish all
    that I know to be true, so how can their
    truth be trusted? ! Isn't my truth to be
    trusted or what I know to be true? '

    Fine and beautiful lines.. A philosophically enriched poem worthy of praise.. Thanks for sharing Jeremy :)
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/26/2016 11:46:00 AM)

    good to know............ ok!
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    Jeremy Horsford (1/26/2016 3:46:00 PM)

    Hi Fabrizio,
    I have thought about your proposal and I am going to pass on this occasion.
    All the best and thanks for reaching out to me.

  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/25/2016 5:16:00 PM)

    just to give you an idea about Oxfam report:

    Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: “Do we really want to live in a world where the one percent own more than the rest of us combined? The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda, the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast.

    “In the past 12 months we have seen world leaders from President Obama to Christine Lagarde talk more about tackling extreme inequality but we are still waiting for many of them to walk the walk. It is time our leaders took on the powerful vested interests that stand in the way of a fairer and more prosperous world.

    “Business as usual for the elite isn’t a cost free option – failure to tackle inequality will set the fight against poverty back decades. The poor are hurt twice by rising inequality – they get a smaller share of the economic pie and because extreme inequality hurts growth, there is less pie to be shared around.”
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/25/2016 5:14:00 PM)

    Hi Jeremy,
    would you like to join our new editorial project: '' POETRY AGAINST INEQUALITY ''? if you are interested, let me know

    - DEADLINE: February 20,2016
    - 1 POEM (in English) of maximum 25 lines;
    - SUBJECT: 'INEQUALITY' as it is described in the OXFAM Report 2016 (released on Jan.18)
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    Jeremy Horsford (1/26/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    Hi Fabrizio,
    I'll have a think about it and let you know.

  • (1/15/2016 6:54:00 PM)

    Each has his own truth, but to know is not necessarily to understand. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2016 7:06:00 PM)

    Feel that if you put your words more concisely and get rid of repetition you will have an excellent poem, the ideas are already there, just need to be more organized. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

    Example: (Belief is that half truth I was misled into accepting when my mind was vulnerable and untrue, being set up to be subdued by their truth although it was not mine) .
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    Jeremy Horsford (1/10/2016 7:44:00 PM)

    Your feedback is definitely food for go-forward thought.

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/10/2016 9:33:00 AM)

    I found it very interesting, like a play which asks for an anwser, a solution, a riddle, an enigma. (Report) Reply

    Jeremy Horsford (1/10/2016 12:11:00 PM)

    Correct...similar to a play.

    I would very much appreciate your answer or any other readers for that matter via a comment. To see where this could go.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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