Welcome back Colleen Chesebro, to the land of writing. We missed your poetry challenges while you were busy uprooting your life and moving to a new state.
This week’s Poetry Challenge invites us to choose a form of poetry to write in and use synonyms only for the words ‘Beginning’ and ‘Consume’. I’ve chosen to write a double, backwards, Etheree.
The Truth Will Set You Free
It has been said – the truth will set us free
It hides in plain sight in silent voice
Our eyes divulge the unspoken
Peeking out behind our tears
Burning deep in our souls
Distorted by lies
Disguised in hate
Etched in hearts
Light not dark
Guides us to truth
Beckons ears to listen
No longer time for silence
Time to evolve and comprehend
Silence and hatred won’t save the world
Take heed, lest we’re devoured by untruth
If you’d like to take part in Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge, visit her post for details.
I just wanted to share a beautiful post on truth I came across at the PBS Blog – Pearls Before Swine, by Yecheilyah Ysrayl ( I like to call her E.C.). In a world we seem to be living in it seems that many are sometimes lost in wondering what truth means anymore. E.C. has written this poem on truth.
Truth is not debatable
for integrity defends itself
it is not held captive to the dogma of religion
or held bondage within the framework of theology
it is not trapped inside the walls of College classrooms,
or oppressed by the lips of Baptist ministers,
It wears no stars of David
Sings no Islamic melodies
Truth is not religious
And yet is no atheist
Truth has always been
And always will be
It is neither canonized
nor done away with
not stolen away
or traded amidst the bowels of slave ships
truth is not lynched,
nor shackled against the cages of fear
Continue reading . . .
Source: Truth – Pearls Before Swine
– I had my first dose of an outer critic today. I was questioned by a family member if I know how to forgive and why am I writing this book. It distanced me from the pen for awhile and then I continued on.
I think people get confused or scared when they know someone close is writing a memoir when they know your childhood has left something to desire. Writing is not a vengeance. Everything I have learnt tells us to write truthful and that is what I shall continue to do.
I always say…….”Forgive those who know not what they do.”