If Truth was our Native Language

November 9, 2011
By bsavidge BRONZE, Alpharetta, Georgia
bsavidge BRONZE, Alpharetta, Georgia
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If truth was our native language
Wouldn’t the world be rid of anguish?

If no one had need to bite their tongue
Every word spoken, every song sung

If politicians were truthful and honestly cared
Would we have less poverty, less death, less warfare?

Sure, sometimes the truth really hurts
But in the long run, think which would be worse

False hope quietly suffocating and killing you slowly
Or the truth delivering a fate of momentarily lonely

Now that’s a world I’d sure like to see
But even that sentence drips dishonesty

The only thing sweeter than a lover’s first kiss
Is the deafening silence of ignorant bliss

The author's comments:
One night I started thinking that every problem that we have in this world starts with dishonesty. I dreamed that night of a world where everyone told the truth and tried to imagine what it would be like to live in that world. In the end, I ultimately gave in and sunk back into the cushy warmth of ignorance. I think this poem says a lot about our world today.

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RachaelRay69 said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 11:41 am
Oh my goodness! This is seiously one of the best poems I have ever read. Like tearsssss. But like really good ones. It just speaks to me and I think you really nailed it.


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