'Speak to Me of Truth'

'Speak to Me of Truth'

A Poem by Frieda P


...and the Raven spoke to the butterfly

            "speak to me of truth" 

the reply came humbly,

'who's truth do you want?'

The Raven looked a bit perplexed...

          'there is only one truth that does not lie' he muttered.

Butterfly responded, 'perhaps it is as beauty, my clever friend; 
         'tis in the eye of the beholder'

Once again the flutterby spread her magnificent wings, 

   "there was a time I was held captive in a suffocating cocoon with no light, now watch me as I brilliantly take flight into the night'

As she fluttered off she left him with this thought to ponder,


 'through your keen  Raven eyes, which is  the truth of truths
                                                                                       you wish to find in me?' 


 




“Things aren't always what they seem, are they?”




© 2013 Frieda P



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The Raven looked a bit perplexed...
'there is only one truth that does not lie' he muttered.
Butterfly responded, 'perhaps it is as beauty, my clever friend;
'tis in the eye of the beholder'
Once again the flutterby spread her magnificent wings,
- Splendid and amazing read and write :)
- Singh :)


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks Singh, so glad you like this one, it's one of my favorites. :-)



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interestingly written poem...and truth stays within the realms of the beholder...nice....

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Art, jazzed you liked this one.
No, things are not always what they seem. Love this one, it has a great message.

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Raven looked a bit perplexed...
'there is only one truth that does not lie' he muttered.
Butterfly responded, 'perhaps it is as beauty, my clever friend;
'tis in the eye of the beholder'
Once again the flutterby spread her magnificent wings,
- Splendid and amazing read and write :)
- Singh :)


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks Singh, so glad you like this one, it's one of my favorites. :-)
This is lovely, Frieda. You know I am just so relieved the raven didn't eat the butterfly. You have no idea. Perhaps I read too much dark poetry here. Even butterflies can display a certain strength

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Ha, I'd have it no other way, you know the survivor site I'm on everyone refers to themselves as but.. read more
TL Boehm

4 Years Ago

so much more beautiful than blade wielding, armor plated, shrieking berserker.
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Lol true that, but I've seen a few of them too, not that they're not entitled after what some have b.. read more
I love this conversation between the raven and the butterfly. The butterfly has a unique look on life having been first a caterpillar and then a butterfly. Something this poor raven will never understand.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks Lori, this is one of my favorites, so happy you liked it.
"Butterfly responded, 'perhaps it is as beauty, my clever friend;
'tis in the eye of the beholder'"
I like the story and the ending in the amazing poem. I agree. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Also Happy Birthday my Poet Friend.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks Coyote, much appreciate your sentiments and birthday wishes too.
As well as, nothing is ever as easy as it seems!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Frieda P

4 Years Ago

So true on that count, thanks again Barbara!
The little butterfly is wise in his ways...
But the raven also has something to say.
There must, after all, be a final 'truth' that is 'truth' for all...or else nothing is true for anyone.
What is 'truth' after all????
Something to think about.
Beautiful write, my friend!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

There's only one real truth, no matter how we look at it, if we're totally honest with ourselves, we.. read more
You want the truth? You can't handle the truth! Jack Nicholson from "A few good men" Truth is a slippery slope

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Lol one of my favorite's Mark! Love me some Jack....
Love this write, Frieda. Def a thought to ponder and inspire. Excellent read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thanks Brandon, I kind of like this one myself!

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