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Poem: Impressions



The truth is untruths are true in the truth of a situation,

The eyes see what they want to see,

Take a snapshot carelessly,

Which becomes a fragment of imagination.

The truth dissolves through multiple filters,

What is supposedly the purest solution,

Undergoes reactions and preconceived notions,

Forming accidental conclusions.

Judge an impression, you can make blame,

But can we say we haven't done the same,

Change when the pressure is heavy,

Or change to be ready and steady.

© 2020 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 12, 2020:

Thanks Nella! Welcome to my page. (:

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 11, 2020:

Haha..thanks Frank! But maybe because I haven't seen you in a long time too!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 11, 2020:

Thanks for adding your feedback Hari!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 11, 2020:

Hi Verlie. What you said about looking easy, but it's hard, is true, and matches theme of the poem - Impressions! Thanks!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 11, 2020:

Thanks Manatita! If I managed to touch anyone, that's good.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 11, 2020:

Thank you Mark! Happy to hear from all of you, who are more experienced.

Frank Atanacio on January 07, 2020:

Wow very deep really good writing you come a long way...

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on January 06, 2020:

Conclusion are contradictions. Nothing is stagnant, everything changes except the truth.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 05, 2020:

There's a lot of truth in your verse Li-Jen. I love how you wrap it up in the last two lines. Great rhyming, it look's easy, but it's hard to do.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on January 05, 2020:

Very true that we can see what we want to see , to frame what suits our current goal. Great poem .

manatita44 from london on January 05, 2020:

Wow! My Li-Jen.

You have become a life-coach and a philosopher too. Awesome piece!

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on January 05, 2020:

Love this sharp look at truth, and how it is only our impressions. Well done!!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 05, 2020:

Haha, Sean, I know that your comment came from your Heart. Thanks for the wisdom. Grateful to learn from all of you. It's a leap year!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on January 05, 2020:

As Manatita says, my sweet Li-Jen, look with the Heart! So, the eyes can't fool you! Please tell me again about your age. Is it 123? Ha! Ha! A wise young lady with an ancient Soul! I am happy to see you searcing your path! Thank you for this great poem! Much Love!

I am happy because this exact New Year has one extra day for Love!


Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 05, 2020:

Hi Bill, good that you were able to link the poem idea with existing issues. Thanks for reading.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on January 05, 2020:

Hi Jodah. Thanks for the reading the poem and for contributing your true point.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 04, 2020:

Our President would love this...it is all fake news according to his way of seeing things....I jest a bit, but I love this poem and its central meaning. Well done!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 04, 2020:

Much food for thought here Li-Jen. Yes, sometimes we tend to change the truth or compromise our convictions to suit a certain situation. Also, what appears to be true on the surface isn't always what you think when you investigate further. Nice job.

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