Oskar Hansen

The Voice Within - Poem by Oskar Hansen

The Voice Within
Truth is a beautiful bird that seeks the light of knowledge
but it also has sharp talons to grab hold of and expose lies,
and falseness that dissipate in the sight of veracity.

But are all truths good for everyone isn´t there moments
in life when a small lie can safe life or stop the crying of
a distressed child or comfort the grieving?

The insistence of absolute truth can with time become
cold and tyrannical, shows no mercy holds no love, lacks
human understanding and passion.

Truth seeker can be sadists taking delight in suffering of
those who have been caught in the confusing of untrue,
of what professional liars call: “To misspeak”

Truth without empathy is therefore useless we need to
hear the inner voice and listen to its song; at dawn it sings
so softly you will be moved to make the right choice.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 31, 2014

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