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The Scent Of Truth

Contributed by invierno on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 @ 12:03:13 AM in AEST
Topic: SadPoetry

I fear the scent of Truth,
the breath that only heaves inside.
I run this life marathon
with Truth crying out,
ďDonít leave me! Don/'/t leave me...behind."
Drawing closer, my fingers shake,
my eyes avert from even me.
The need to caress reality
has brought me to this state.
The truth is coming. If I but slow down,
it will sidle up inside me;
a curling, nesting, comfortable sigh
of a place.
If I but slow down I can at last
look Truth in the eyes.

Copyright © invierno ... [ 2019-03-23 00:03:13]
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Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 @ 04:18:25 AM AEST
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I connect with this as many people who have lived
past puberty do, every day, many moons, any one persons empathy, combined with antipathy towards what they don/'/t have or possibly their hedge towards ambition and their own definition of success.
The many moons, in the days so long ago, before
the world changed the way it did.
To be in touch with reality, and your own existence
as one ages.
You say if you slow it down you can at last look truth in the eyes. And I agree that that is paramount,
truth is like a phantom, your sense is like a breeze,
chance is understanding, when can look into
the eyes of truth, you can finally say the truth is inside you, and that it is not somewhere else.

This is really wonderful what you wrote Mike.
I completely agree.


Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by softerware on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 @ 05:16:14 AM AEST
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the opening line had me hook, line, and sinker.
And the meaning lingered. My inner truths make me nervous. Suppose I should see them and find them wrong? I hear regret howling already!
Your poem is a challenge that most of us hesitate to approach for ourselves. But we can experience the concept without harm in your tale of inner vision. such a gift.

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 @ 06:09:27 AM AEST
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The need to caress reality
what a statement
I paused on my cloud
and thought about it.....

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Rakerman1999 on Sunday, 24th March 2019 @ 02:27:35 PM AEST
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The sobering truth of reality can and will shake us to our very souls. You show great insight in your writing my friend and your poetic nature shines through in every line.

Very well done

Barkeep! Bring two glasses and leave the bottle.


Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by ingeniusidiot on Tuesday, 26th March 2019 @ 02:08:07 PM AEST
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To me...There are varying aspects of truth.
Those that I have left behind because they cant keep
up. Those that are running with me that are forcing
me to accept them. And those that are continuing to
outpace me because Im guessing that its not time for
me to deal with them just yet. I feel like if I slow
down or speed up that I will throw the natural
balance of things out of whack.
Reality is a place that is a gray place, neither black
nor white. That if we venture to one side or the
other is when reality bites us.

Great piece my friend

PS I could probably continue this comment for a
long time but I figured I could save some for
another time.

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Monday, 1st April 2019 @ 11:57:44 PM AEST
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Great writing. I think we all end up thinking the same.
It is a sad reality we choose to deny as long as possible.
Avoiding the mirror continues the denial. Great piece here that brings the truth and puts it right in your face.

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Jecks on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 @ 04:07:34 PM AEST
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The running aspect of this is a great metaphor that you have used well. I think everyone hides truths about themselves to themselves. I think many people will never be able to handle their own truths. I especially try not to lie to myself, yet I often wonder how many of them I just don`t see. Great thought evoking piece.

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Breezy on Thursday, 4th April 2019 @ 12:05:28 PM AEST
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Demons running amok. Your author*s note struck me.

Truth only wants to be seen, right? But it is definitely a harsh
reality that is very often hard to face. This piece reminds us
of that. Can we outrun it? Perhaps. But should we? If we can
make peace with the truth, maybe that is the first step in being
truly, wonderfully and blissfully happy. Once and for all.

amazingly thought provoking write. Thank you for this.

~ Breezy

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Wednesday, 8th May 2019 @ 03:11:17 AM AEST
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Sorry I`m late to the party but your writing always blows me away.

Keep `em comin`!

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by alicewhite on Thursday, 30th May 2019 @ 11:33:08 PM AEST
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Hope is hopeless without faith
Imaginative time bleeding into reality
The path of samech and nun
New grange triskellion
Double slit wave function collapse
Free will power over the word
Not yet written spoken or heard
Arieal receiver silver arieal plath

Re: The Scent Of Truth (User Rating: 1 )
by Aurelia on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 @ 08:52:29 PM AEST
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Oh man, visceral. You can FEEL this one. If you can look truth in the eyes, you/'/re stronger than most everyone. I just love this style, so based in the senses and checks through the stress symptoms. I like it.

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