James Halliburton


The Beauty Of Truth - Poem by James Halliburton

The ugliest thing I’ve ever seen
I saw not with my eyes
For nothing brings a more wicked sting
Than the venom from someone’s lies

Words of truth are reviled
By those in denial
As that first lie grows and flows into another
Cloaking God’s child
In a disease ridden shroud
It’s a miracle that one can even recover

To be so filled with spite
You don’t appreciate the sight
The sweetness or uniqueness of a cherry
Just a bit of my insight
But two people just alike
Makes one of them quite unnecessary

The nature of this disease
Will bring you to your knees
So while you’re there go ahead and pray
For what you have unleashed
Is a cunning and powerful beast
And your sanity is the price you’ll have to pay

No matter how rough it gets
A winner never quits
And newcomers, a quitter never wins
So when you’re in the pits
Stay about your wits
Come out of the storm
And surrender once again

Once you’re willing and you’re able
To lay your heart upon the table
You won’t compare
But you will soon identify
Share the truth not the fables
Keep those ponies in the stable
You didn’t come to test a lie
So testify

You have to assess your wealth
Your state of mental health
Serenity of spirit will be your proof
I’ve learned if nothing else
I can’t love you without loving myself
See today
I’m just telling you the truth

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  • (4/8/2008 2:28:00 PM)


    i enjoyed the poem very much. thank you. uplifting at the end. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008



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