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Knowledge of Truth in an Inverted World

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An interest in creative writing and poetry influenced my passion for writing.

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A poem I once wrote about the abstract nature of knowledge and partial truth in an inverted world with regards to religion, social issues, media, environment, politics, patriotism, gun violence, death, and warfare.

Toothless Religion of Convenience


I am the truth, I am convenience,

I only speak the message that needs to be heard,

I am the truth, I am convenience,

The only truth I know is in my words,

I am the truth, I am convenience,

I demand you respect my truth and my words

I am the truth, I am convenience,

I will only speak the truth when it is convenient,

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Conversation with a Bullet


I will not agree with your words, I will agree with your silence,

If you speak to me, I will respond with violence,

I have something to say, I demand your silence,

If you dare to speak, I will respond with violence,

I am a bullet, I demand silence,

I am quick to speak, I speak violence,

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Death and the Call of Duty


I am the instrument of death, but do not fear me,

I look like death, but death does not define me,

I am the instrument of death, but do not fear me,

When death comes, you will hide behind me,

I am the instrument of death, but do not fear me,

I know I have brought death, please do not remind me,

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I Fight for my Country, I Fight against your Country


I am a hero, I come home,

I burnt villages, I burnt houses,

Now I come home,

I fight for justice, I fight for peace,

Now you have a home,

I am a hero,

I come to fight for my home,

I will burn your village, I will burn your house,

Now I will go home,

I fight for justice, I fight for peace,

Now you have no home,

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I am a Deaf Protester


I will not be silenced,

I have something to say,

My message is important, my message is true,

I have something to say,

I will not listen, I will not stop,

I have something to say,

Your message is important, your message is true,

I have something to say,

I will not listen, I will not stop,

I have something to say,

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I am Your Puppet Master


I have lived among you,

Now I have become your voice,

I do not demand your devotion,

It is up to you, it is your choice,

I will speak for you, I am your voice,

The deeds are yours, it is your choice,

I own your thoughts, I own your voice,

I influence your deeds, but it is your choice,

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I am Fear, I am Hypocrisy


I do not choose for you,

The choices are your own,

I stroke fear, but the fear you feel is your own,

I do not choose for you,

Your actions are you own,

If you act on my words, the guilt you feel is your own,

I do not choose for you,

Your decisions are your own,

If I influence your decision, the consequences are your own,

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I am a Wolf In Sheep Clothing


I am the wooden handle of an ax,

I am one of you,

I have come home, please accept me,

I am one of you,

I will cut you down and you will not scream,

I am one of you,

I will burn down your house, you will not run,

I am one of you,

You have no home, do not despair,

I am one of you,

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I am the News, I Welcome you to my Reality


Please do not trust your senses,

I am reality,

Please let me show you what to see,

I am reality,

Please let me tell you what to hear,

I am reality,

Walk with me in my world,

I have become your reality,

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© 2020 AL

Comments

AL (author) from South Equator, East Pacific on February 11, 2020:

Thanks Lorna, I appreciate.

I tried to cover as many facets of society as I could.

Lorna Lamon on February 11, 2020:

A very interesting collection of poems which sums up the state of our world today. The pointless loss of life in war situations. The lies we are fed by the media and the familiar words of the bullet. An honest portrayal - impressive.

AL (author) from South Equator, East Pacific on February 11, 2020:

Janis, I just went through some of your poems too, they are great. Am officially a follower now.

AL (author) from South Equator, East Pacific on February 11, 2020:

Thanks Janis, indeed humanity is confusing, we try to make the best out of it.

I appreciate.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on February 11, 2020:

Wow. Powerful words have captured the pain, hypocrisy, and contradiction of the human experience. Humanity is so confusing, isn't it? But you've laid it out well, Al, in these socio-political pieces. Thank you for sharing your talent. The images also compliment the poetry very well.

AL (author) from South Equator, East Pacific on February 11, 2020:

Thanks Fam, I appreciate your feedback, ill try to write more.

Fam on February 11, 2020:

Nice Poetry AL!

Beautifully composed the phenomenon of the world. Well done!

AL (author) from South Equator, East Pacific on February 10, 2020:

Thanks John, for the inspiration and direction. I couldn't manage to structure it in the correct formats, I might need a lot of time to learn that.

Poetry is refreshing, I see why you enjoy it so much.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 10, 2020:

Quite hard hitting poetry here. The spiel we are fed is often disguised to cover what is really happening. I Fight For My Country, I Fight Against Your Country shows the sad reality of war. Conversation With a Bullet is powerful and direct. I like these Al.

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