The Truth


Nobody thought it ever could

But we have been wrong before

Like the forest full of trees

It has become so very obscure


When it is bent by all we hear

The repeated lies and fallacies

Where is the truth we hold dear

When ours seem to never agree


We find our tribe and listen well

To the words that feed our own

And there under rhetoric spell

Truth becomes the lesser known


We build our own realities

Hand pick what we believe

Surround ourselves in sycophants

Unwilling the truth to see


So, there it died a mournful death

Where nothing requires proof

And we have laid to final rest

That thing we called the truth


20 Responses to “The Truth”
  1. beth says:

    So incredibly penned

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Fabulous! Great work, majestically written my friend!

  3. This is gorgeous Brad. The message is very powerful ๐Ÿค—

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Amazing, fantastically penned my friend. Oh did you sum it up so well.

    โ€œSo, there it died a mournful death

    Where nothing requires proof

    And we have laid to final rest

    That thing we called the truthโ€

    These words are a wake up call for sure. Lovely work Brad. Sorry to be behind in reading I have been writing and submitting and gotten behind reading great work like this. Hope all is well. Sending you tons of love and hugs. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธJoni

    • Brad Osborne says:

      No worries dear Jonikins! Submitting is its own hard work. I appreciate your support always!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You write such beautiful poetry and so often you make it look easy but it isnโ€™t for me. I love writing but it takes many hours for me to write something I am happy with and then I revisit it several times before I publish. You probably do the same but are more disciplined than I am. Sending lots of love and appreciation for all the beautiful reads yesterday. All so timely and so true. Have a blessed and peaceful day. Keep the news off over the weekend if at all possible. Also I do hope you have all your work together in case you decide to publish a book of your many pieces. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Thanks Jonikins! I do have all my works together for my sister tp publish upon my demise. We have a running bet on who goes first. Maybe it will happen when I am still around. Who knows? Thanks for all the love and support. Returning it all to you with gratitude! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Your sister is so sweet like my best friend Janette. Loyal and so loving her heart. Your work should be published. I am glad you left it to someone I did that too. My daughter is connected and anything not published will belong to her it is in our will. Sending more love back my friend. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ love ya Jonikins

  5. Jim Borden says:

    well said, Brad. It seems like it is getting harder and harder to know what is the truth…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I couldn’t agree more. People hear what they want to hear and call it the truth.

  7. kristianw84 says:

    You said it so beautifully!

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