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Be Truthful: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to the other people.

-- Spencer Johnson

Say it as it is, that's what I say

don't just appease and conform

even if your honesty does not pay

maybe rising some protesting storm.


World is full of lies and pretense

but we don't have to join that crowd

being truthful makes much more sense

truth whispered is better than lie said aloud.


Our healing starts by knowing where we stand

nothing gets really cured by a wrong diagnosis

it's mostly our mind that we have to understand

on that alone may depend our health prognosis.


Relations based on masking our true feelings

make of all our private world just one big lie

it's truthfulness making real our dealings

if we're not into some pie in the sky.


So again, say it always as it is

you may not be liked but who cares

don't waste your talking to merely please

when truth feels as yours -- make it also theirs.

© 2022 Val Karas