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Proof-Right or Wrong

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Proof?

Proof?

Brenda Arledge is a talented poet whose prompts never fail to inspire me. Here is another poem in response to the word prompt “Proof.” Thank you, Brenda, for inspiring me to write.

The proof is a fact, argument, or piece of evidence that shows that something is definitely true or definitely exists. Can the proof be trusted to bring about the right outcome, I wonder.

The proof is in what you see

That’s what they all say

But when you close your eyes

It is dark even though its day

The proof is in the words

Is that what it is all about

The very proof can perforate

Piercing holes in and out

But when you cannot prove

It is all gobbledegook and balderdash

Then the very same proof

With those words

Overrules, and that is that

Now I am deep in thought

Contemplating about this proof

Will the proof shine the light

To nothing but the truth

You may think

That the proof can be right

But then the proof

Can prove the right wrong

What balances out

In the end, my friend

Will dictate your fate from now on

In the end, all that is left

Is confusion through and through

The proof that is supposed to help

Can drag you down without a clue


© 2021 Nithya Venkat

Comments

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 11, 2021:

Thank you, Mark Tulin. I am happy you enjoyed it.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on May 10, 2021:

I enjoyed this foray into right versus wrong. Thanks.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 09, 2021:

Thank you, Vidya, and yes, I totally agree the proof may not always be sufficient.

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 09, 2021:

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A brilliant poem Nithya. It forces us to think on the word proof. Sometimes things may not be what they seem to be and when people hide the truth or tell half truths, the proof may not be sufficient. Good work.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 09, 2021:

Thank you, Marlene. I am glad you were able to relate to my poem about proof.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 07, 2021:

They say the proof is in the pudding. I have no idea what that means, but your words about proof have a lot of truth. I enjoyed reading your poem. It inspired me to think more about proof and how it relates to life.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 03, 2021:

Thank you Mary. So true having the right proof is important to bring about the right outcome.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 03, 2021:

How true...looking for proof is sometimes not the response...maybe not what we need to do to bring the best outcome. Beautiful poem.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

So true; proof can be elusive. Thank you, Peggy.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Amara. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Bill. Happy Sunday to you too.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Pamela. Proof gives us a lot to think about.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah. Oh yes, you said it-sometimes proof needs to be proven!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Lorna. Yes, so true sometimes, nothing is as it seems.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Umesh.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 02, 2021:

Thank you, Chitrangada. Yes, the proof is based on individual perception based on what is presented before them to see.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 02, 2021:

Sometimes the proof is easy to achieve, and at other times it can be elusive or nebulous. Your poetry takes us down that path.

Amara from Pakistan on May 02, 2021:

wow.. beautifully written.. A joyful read..

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 02, 2021:

It's a fascinating subject, isn't it, and your poem points to that fact. Well done! Challenge met, my friend. Happy Sunday to you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 02, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your poem about proof, and I think you certainly met Brenda's challenge. Your poem makes us think about proof, whether true or not.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 02, 2021:

A wonderful and beautiful response to Brenda’s prompt. I enjoyed reading it, Nithya. Very well written. Yes, I think sometimes even Proof needs to be proven. Who knows if the Proof is true or not.

Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely piece. Happy Sunday

Blessings and Love

Lorna Lamon on May 02, 2021:

I liked how this poem flows Nithya with lots to contemplate along the way. Sometimes nothing is as it seems and sometimes proof is a strong belief. Great writing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 02, 2021:

Nice composition.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 01, 2021:

Great response to the word prompt, Proof! You have some thought provoking abd insightful points there! Proof, is usually based on individual perception!

Thank you for sharing!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 01, 2021:

Thank you, John. I totally agree the proof is not always what it seems. It is sad that there are fake degrees floating around.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 01, 2021:

Thank you Brenda for your comments and appreciation. Thank you for posting the link, much appreciated.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 01, 2021:

Thank you Peggy; the word proof itself brings about interesting thoughts.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 01, 2021:

When it comes to paper degrees, sadly, those cannot be forged. Your response to Brenda's word prompt brings up some interesting thoughts about right and wrong.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Nithya,

This one is cute.

It does get so confusing, doesn't it?

It is dark when one closes his eyes...so how can he see the proof.

The proof is in the words but how our we supposed to understand them when someone tells half truths or lies. They pierce holes in our proof making everything seem like gobbledegook.

Then we stand there looking confused as they twist those words around making those same words now their proof against us.

Left in deep thought wondering if the truth will ever come to light. If not, it will only prove a Right to be wrong.

Whatever happens next can determine one's fate.

The proof that one is looking for to help might actually drag him down instead.

So much confusion on this little word, but yet it can have big impact on one's life.

Nice writing. I will post a link in the article.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 01, 2021:

A very good response, Nithya. The proof is not always what it seems. An example of that is that you can actually buy a "fake" University degree online without even having studied for it. But you get the degree as "so-called" proof.

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