Truth Lies Beyond

October 20, 2009
Life is gullibility,
Believing everything
We hear,
Or read,
Or see,
Or even speak,
To be unarguable truth.
But truth lies beyond:
Beyond our reach,
Our grasp.
We feel it slip away,
Out into the cold, heartless unknown.
Until our dying day the truth
Will be just beyond the limits
Of our feeble minds.
We advance upon it,
And yet, antagonistically, it seems,
Through our cold, rejecting fingers,
It slips away once more.
We grope for it,
Trying futilely to grasp it in our hands.
And yet we hope:
We hope that a new day will dawn,
And we will somehow find it.
But this day will never come,
Because life is but a lie,
And truth lies beyond.

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tangem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm

This is a gem of a poem. I am astonished.

You are wise to make the observation that today's culture has no impact on truth, which is unchanging. That puts you a step ahead of most teens in depth of thought, so your writing stands out.

However, I would have to disagree that truth can only be encountered after making the passage from our transient lives to the void beyond.

If you are interested, take a look at my poetry, or reply to this comment and we can discuss.

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