Truths and Lies

Truths and Lies

Its not the thought but its passing
that leans hard into the wind-
out standing words left
in the dust of regret and failure,
too soon forgotten
and no longer regarded.
Nouns and verbs
hanging on the line,
flapping in the cold breeze of memory.
The tales told will not be remembered
and the lies or untruths
are not long for this world.
Speak now or forever
hold your peace.
What peace is this that you should call it so?
What water under the bridge
flows directly to the point
of no return?
When will the words that must be said
be said so that the ears will hear
such truths may be self evident
but not realized
until the final trumpet sounds.

16 thoughts on “Truths and Lies

  1. It’s not the thought but its passing / That leans hard into the wind… You had me right there. But some things are best left unsaid, I guess. I have to say I regret things I’ve said more than those I let pass.

  2. Kathleen, my dear Ozark friend! Lovely write . . . my favorite lines
    “What peace is this that you should call it so.. What water under the bridge.. Flows directly to the ..point Of no return” Thanks for such a good read!

  3. it is the things i leave unsaid that scare me the most you know….the ones…the nounds and verbs i leave hanging too long….far more than the wones i say….some really cool word pairings…out standing, ha.

  4. i like the images you use here..the words on the line and the water flowing under the bridge..and usually makes a long way before reaching its destination..

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