Wishing Will Not Make It So

Truth
I am more amazed with each passing day
how many believe they can have it their way
by denying truth with their own conception;
trying to change the public perception.

Making up “facts” to support any cause
is something which should give anyone pause.
Creating “facts” against is just as lame;
those who do it are equally to blame.

Truth may be acclaimed or may be denied,
but it owes nothing to people who lied;
whether in support or opposition,
expressing approval or derision.

Genuine truths, whatever they may be,
are never altered by what people see.
When all falsehoods finally fall away;
truth remains, exposed to the light of day.

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The image above is one I made using Microsoft Paint.

4 comments

  1. Hi Michael

    Genuine truths, whatever they may be,
    are never altered by what people see.
    When all falsehoods finally fall away;
    truth remains, exposed to the light of day.

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    Yes, indeed you say it so well!! Truth is a powerful force enduring the trials of lies and artificial things made up to slant a situation one way or the other. I like the tone of this piece and feel you bring out the message with strength and also a sense of subtle wit . Thanks for sharing this one. and the artwork is perfect. I like the 3D effect because the truth can blatantly simple/obvious or complex.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Wendy

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  2. Thank you Wendy. Truth must endure a lot of buffeting. Fortunately it’s well capable of doing so.

    I cannot take credit for the 3-D effect on the lettering. It is a freeware font called “Wedgie” which I picked up somewhere several years ago. It might still be available if there are still freeware font sites.

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  3. Michael,

    I am delighted at the well-deserved response to this savvy poem.
    Congratulations!!

    and btw…”Genuine truths, whatever they may be,
    are never altered by what people see.” has just been added to Bon Mots II.

    It is a quote that should live forever!

    Sarah

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  4. Thank you Sarah. You had an indirect hand in the creation of this poem. If you look again at “Intensified”, you will note in my reply to Wendy that I said my reply to your comments there gave me the idea for this poem. So thank you for that as well.

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