Salleh Chowdhury

Truth - Poem by Salleh Chowdhury

They say they want the truth, others say they can't handle the truth
They say the truth never sounded this good,
When the truth was about peace and love,
Some say the truth is lost somewhere among the 7 seas,
Others say only the truth is what really sets us free,
I was told that the truth is stranger than fiction,
And within it lies the honesty of our addictions,
And for us to reach the truth with any real conviction,
We must battle through everyone of one life's daily afflictions,
The truth is we witness genocide, hate, lies and hypocrisy,
And these beautiful words cant mask all the profanity,

Some say the truth is out there,
Others dare not find or worse they dont really care,
They say that the truth is neither here nor there,
I heard the truth is found in a cold stare,
Or a mother's grief at a loss she can not bear,
Some say that real truth is rare,
In a world which is cold, unscrupulous and unfair,
They say that the truth hurts, with no remedy for the discomfort,
The truth is people lie,
Become occupied with doing more wrong than right,
Others believe the truth can be whatever you like,
Whatever you say, read or write,
A man told me truth is the only thing you will never find,
because truth is unobtainable in this world of mine,

I was lead to believe that the truth is right,
but truth changes depending on its source of mind,
They don't want us to know the truth,
Because the truth is what separates them from us,
The truth gives us the hope in a smile and bonds a trust,
Love is truth in its most sincerest form,
Such as the truth from a mother when her child is born,
Or the forlorn look when her child is gone,
The truth is everywhere, we're just too blind to see it,
The truth was sent to us by Allah, the truth is in this room I can feel it,
The truth is in our minds, hearts, souls and spirits.
It shall prevail and make you believe,
The truth my friend shall set you free
The truth can can be what ever you want it to be,
Whatever is in your heart, what ever you trully believe,
That is filled with love, hope and prosperity,
Whenever they try and blind you but you can still see
Whenever they try and choke you but you can still breathe
Whenever they try and oppress you but you are still free
When you do right by those who have done you wrong
When you can get on ur knees and pray to the Lord
Every morning, when light falls from the heavens to the skies,
He reveals the truth to me,
In a manner within which these words could never describe.

Comments about Truth by Salleh Chowdhury

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/16/2011 1:58:00 PM)

    'Tis a wonderful poem! ! depicted it well! !
    [But if there is no lies in earth, truth will die in eternity]
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011

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