Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Of Those Who Do Speak The Truth - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The amazing and wonderful thing about truth,
And its use is this...
Those familiar and accustomed with the telling of it,
Are often the ones disbelieved.
Very few are open and direct like that.
To leave those dishonest suspicious.

And the ones looking for dirt to uncover,
Of those who do speak the truth...
Find themselves digging deeper holes,
To expose their own deceits and ways they've cheated...
They can not climb out of the mud and slime they've created,
To enable those observing them...
Complaining as they confess of committing their own sins.

Even in the pouring rain people like this smell.

'Excuse me...
What is that you're wearing?
I've notice the people here,
Have picked that as their favorite scent.
What is it? '

~Stench.~

The amazing and wonderful thing about truth,
And its use is this...
Those familiar and accustomed with the telling of it,
Are often the ones disbelieved.
And yet...
Those who are honest with themselves,
Have no problem revealing their own dirt first.

And if you do know anyone who does speak with truth,
Do you ever think of them as being negative?
Many do.
And why is that?

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  • (8/14/2012 8:53:00 AM)


    so, you do agree that those people such as Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi and the rest of their gangs are the negative people! ! That was the reason they always talked about the truth, at least tried to find out the truth! an interesting poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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