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Poem: The Truth Lets Life Flow

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

The truth lets life flow is a poem about how he pretends to be fine. He does not want to be a burden to others so his silence lingers in solidarity. He realizes life is precious and speaks the truth from his lips. With no more worry about secrets being revealed, there are no roadblocks in his way.

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The Truth Lets Life Flow

He hides behind a fake smile

pretending his pathway is good,

feeling alone

with an emptiness buried deep in his soul.


His heart yearns

for a tender embrace

to soothe the intolerable aches he feels from the inside out,

hoping someone will comfort his soul

with a loving hug.


He feels an immense worry

not wanting to be a burden,

fearing others will become emotionally unstable,

feeling helpless,

growing weary of his sick and fragile state.


His silence lingers

fighting each unbearable moment in solidarity,

realizing each second in life is too precious to waste,

he knows there is no better way

for his life to flow

than to speak the truth from his lips,

no longer harboring the worry

of his secrets being revealed,

he can accomplish his desires,

moving mountains with no roadblocks.

"Truth Be Told" by Matthew West

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 13, 2020:

Chrish,

Thank you so much!

I love how your words express the way you feel.

Have a great day and enjoy each moment.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on November 13, 2020:

I'm so into this Ms Brenda.

I don't know but for me this is my kind of art in writing. The pain behind those lines is like a rainy monday morning, I love it .

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Sankhajit,

Thank you.

Have a nice day!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on November 12, 2020:

nicely portrayed....

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Peggy,

I'm glad to see you. It's difficult to catch everyone work before they move on.

I think it is quite difficult to not feel like you are a burden so I can see why people keep alot of things to themselves.

Have a good day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 12, 2020:

People who are ill, particularly if their illness lingers, often must feel like a burden to others. Being open about one's feelings can often clear the air and make everyone feel better. Glad I caught this one in time to leave a comment. Take care!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Shafqat,

Thank you.

I am glad you like this one!

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I know it's difficult for us to comment right now, but I appreciate you reading and supporting my work.

Thank you again for the kind words.

Take care and stay safe.

Shafqat M from Srinagar, Kashmir on November 12, 2020:

Poignant piece of poetry!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 12, 2020:

This is a heartfelt poem and you very well expressed the emotions of a person who is not well and how helpless he feels. Well composed and well done.

I am glad that I could read and comment in time. Thank you for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

It is a difficult and trying time when one suffers from an illness.

Each person needs to speak up. It will really help release pent up emotions and help them to heal more quickly.

I'm delighted you feel the power in this one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Charlie,

Thank you.

Commenting is fast becoming a thing of the past.

So glad to hear you were moved by this one.

Take care and keep writing my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you so much for your kindness.

I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate you seeing the whole picture.

It is a lonely feeling to feel like you are a burden to others and you are right...depression doesn't linger too far away.

Thanks again and have a pleasant day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

Staying positive when something looks bleak is the right outlook.

Take care my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

It is truly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 12, 2020:

Powerful, Brenda. We should speak while we can and act on our beliefs, not being afraid of what others think.

Ann

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on November 12, 2020:

Glad I got this in time to comment Brenda. Very moving poem.

Lorna Lamon on November 12, 2020:

Many people who are sick often feel like a burden to those who care for them. These feelings can quickly turn into depression which hinders their recovery. Talking through issues is a great way to release these feelings. It's so important to make time every day to do this and your poem is a reminder of this. Bravely written Brenda.

Rosina S Khan on November 12, 2020:

This poem rightly captures the feelings and emotions of someone who is sick and helpless. However, I am glad the poem ends on a positive note with hope for the future. Thanks for sharing this poem, Brenda.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 12, 2020:

This is a moving and heartfelt poem. You have done well to write such a poem at a time like this.