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The Truth
Is like a stinging bee
Diving into the folds of human flesh,
Sharp and headlong

The Truth
You could perhaps liken
To the darkness in eternal night –
Blank, furtive,
Envelopes of doubt.

Or maybe you would call the Truth
The sister of
Stomach-wrenching panic , disbelief,
Perhaps the feeling
After a dream, to which your mind will justify
With its timely reason.

But you simply said the Truth is
The sharp slice of a paper cut
Deliberate and fast
Then all too soon it’s over
And just another cut.



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.Izzy.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm:
This is really great- a fantastic way of saying that the truth can hurt. I liked the simile of the bee at the beginning! 5 stars
 
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kat2.0 said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm:
Incredible and outstanding
 
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hanging_girl_666This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm:
Amazing. Astounding. :)
 
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YesThatsWhyTheyFly said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm:
This is really nice! thought provoking!
 
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BrightBurningCampeadorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm:
I really like this poem. I like how you used similes not metaphors.
 
OceanFey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm :
Thanks! I didn't notice the similes/metaphors thing..haha...I'll have to read this poem again
 
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