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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.



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

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