Be wary of the fine words

That drip like honey

Into eager ears

Like sweet red wine

They imbibe the mind

An effervescence

That tickles the ego


Steel yourself against whim

Truth can hide like shadows

And not every intent

Is so easy seen

That comes between

What is said

And what is meant


The measure of language

Is found in what we do

Not what we say

For words too easily lied

And hearts easily plied

When love songs

Are all we hear


Sunlight is beauty reflected

But glare when seen head on

Sometimes there are angles

That offer a better view

If something is really true

A step to either side

Can hold a revelation


14 Responses to “Revealed”
  1. beth says:

    that’s so true. beware of the smooth snake-oil salesman.

  2. “The best advice that I can give is advice that I, myself, am willing to take.”

  3. kristianw84 says:

    An important lesson. People might not always mean what they say, but their actions will always reveal who they truly are. So well said!

  4. Words, like eyes, tell different stories, usually not adherent to the truth. The only part of the human body that does not lie are the feet… Wonderful expressive writing my friend! All the best.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    The message seems to be to always keep our guard up. The old proverb, “Actions speak louder than words,” immediately comes to mind.

  6. I sometimes have trouble meaning what I say because I don’t understand half of what I babble out.

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