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Poem: Hearing The Truth

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Hearing the truth is a poem about when someone finally decides to be honest with you instead of lying. After suffering in the torment you can finally break the chains that have been holding you back. The truth does set you free when your ears hear it from the one who has been deceiving you.

"Tell Me The Truth" by Kape

Awhile back I wrote a poem “ The Truth Will set You Free", since writing this piece of work I have come to a new realization.
The truth will set you free applies to the person hearing the complete truth not the one who is speaking it.
For once your ears hear the truth, your heart can finally process the heartache and begin to move on.
You are set free.


Hearing the Truth

The lies, torment,
and anguish,
keep her harbored down,
preventing her from setting sail for new waters.

Like being chained
in a magic trick,
the truth releases the padlocks
from her her heart letting her feel the pain to mourn, then she can slowly begin to heal.

Insignificant as words might seem to be,
the truth speaks volumes to her broken soul,
letting her tread deep waters,
rescuing her mind,
to survive another day.

"Broken" lyrics by Lindsey Haun



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

Truth can set one free

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 11, 2019:

Thank you Charlie. So happy you stopped by.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 11, 2019:

lovely work Brenda and very good choice of music.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna.

You are so right...the heart does not always want to move on, even when one's brain can comprehend the truth.

It is so hard to understand what can truly heal one's heartache after being deceived.

Thanks for reading.

Lorna Lamon on October 09, 2019:

An honest look of how the truth can keep us a prisoner or set us free, depending on how we interpret it. Sometimes our heart doesn't want to hear the truth and so it can never heal or move past the hurt. Beautifully told Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2019:

Thank you, Cheryl.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 08, 2019:

Love the Ge poem and the photo.

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