Truth - Where Happiness Hides

Truth - Where Happiness Hides

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Alone, becomes the key to your sanity, yet burns a hole in the palm of your heart.

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Towering boxes full of days

are hidden

by the lies you hold inside

your feelings.

They whisper louder

with each year that passes

sending your happiness

a reeling.


Alone, becomes the key

to your sanity,

yet burns a hole

in the palm of your heart.

You find yourself angry

at everything,

trapped,

as you linger

while your world

falls apart.


You have fallen asleep

inside the shadow

of loneliness

those towering boxes

provide.

Tip them over with the truth

resting inside you

and wake

where happiness hides.


© 2013 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm



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I hurt with you in anger and pain by lies that whisper and in the refuge of your aloneness that only burns and in your anger your world falls apart. All this is hidden in"towering boxes full days" So with fresh evocative imagery you paint the dilemma. What is the solution? "Tip them over with the truth"we are advised.What is the truth? That is the perennial question.

The circle of the box image in the opening and closing is powerful. The parts (images) cohesively create a whole that make an artistic poem.
Thank you. When I the truth I will let you know!

Tom Lumsden

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Very poignant poem. I really do love the imagery and the metaphoric language you use throughout this poem; the boxes representing all that we hold inside of ourselves: memories, dreams, pain... It takes courage to knock the constraints off...to upset the "perfect lil boxes" we can construct for ourselves to have a semblance of control and order in our lives.

Great write

LW

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

4 Years Ago

Thank you LW :)
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Pax
happiness hides... and it's a choice... sigh.... this is such a eye openner to anyone who seeks happiness in the wrong direction... Brilliant as always my friend...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Love the image you chose to accompany this wonderful, encouraging, piece of yours, Neva! Xo!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

4 Years Ago

Thank you Mel!
Makes sense. Good poem......

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

4 Years Ago

Thank you BR :)
Indeed a thousand boxes are emptied when we are alone... they make us rethink almost everything we did..
Really splendid work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


"Alone, becomes the key
to your sanity,
yet burns a hole
in the palm of your heart."

that speaks volumes to me. You get better and better every time I read you my dear! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


yes. sometimes we need to empty the boxes. Tip them over and let the light pour in. Well penned.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Many holes in the heart and mind. I call them scars to remind us we had lived and tried. The poem description open the door to thoughts and question. Sometime we must lose the bad luggage and move on. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


As usual great lines and imagery wake to a life passing by. Poignant !

Posted 4 Years Ago


Once again your poetic genius has knocked me to my knees, Neva. A very powerful piece. Bravo!

Posted 4 Years Ago



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