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Truth to Tell?

When care suggests to share at fault,

the choice tectonic, implicate,

but to protect is covenant,

though even nightmare in effect.

It’s telling, taking toll by tales,

non-fiction, biographical,

but stock-take, can those shares have worth,

when all cashed in and crash results?

Uneasy case, not cut and shut,

accusative not what about,

to be a complement itself,

but truth to tell may not be whole.

To leave a hole, holistic rite,

relate it all, call misty eyes

and cloud where fog should be retained -

no mystery, best just unsaid.

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jun 19, 2023

This is a Cornucopia of thought, a feast, thank you.

For anyone who's interested, this excellent piece may seem opaque to some. It is not necessary to fully understand the poet's thoughts. Enjoy the beauty and intrigue of word choice, how they're placed, how they sound. Then let the poem take you where ever.

Stephen Kingsnorth
Stephen Kingsnorth
Jun 19, 2023
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Thank you!


Unknown member
Jun 13, 2023

Oh that's another brain teaser. I'm getting hints of secrets and lies, fact and fiction; Where no truth is black or white and concealment may be a kindness. Love it

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