The truth

The truth

A Poem by Jay Steitler
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Common variations on the truth

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Everyone has their truth.

Some serve it up straight.

Many like a little garnish.

Others block the bitter flavor, 

with deceptive spice and floral accents.

That's not how I roll.

I prefer my truth red and raw.

© 2014 Jay Steitler



Author's Note

Jay Steitler
Just a piece I threw up on the fly, for fun, during a creativity brainstorm. Not for serious critique, although you MAY do so.

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I don't think any of us necessarily like the truth at all times, but I do think it's better served straight. I would much rather stare cold, stark truth in the face and know what I'm dealing with rather than face lies and delusions, or worse, the truth cloaked in half-truth.

I really hate it when someone tries to tip-toe around an issue and won't say it. Just spill it! Don't worry about my feelings. I'll take care of those. Just say it and get it over with!

What I really despise are those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. On some deep, inner level, even when they know the truth, they refuse to face it. Those are the ones who really prolong the suffering, for either themselves or someone else.

I really think you have managed to sum up "the truth" nicely in this poem. It's short and succinct and covers all ofthe bases, pretty or not.

Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Once again, I am amazed at your ability to hone in on the complexities if a piece, 1st appearing to .. read more



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That's not how I roll.

I prefer my truth red and raw.

That's why I love your poetry! Great job :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Awww, thanks! Glad to have a fan! Come back often!
Ha! I guess this makes you a "rare" guy...? :)
Yes, the truth is a funny think and seems to look very different depending on who is cooking and seving it up...
I really like this thought! Great poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Hah! yes, I thought the cooking analogy was clever, on the fly. Thanks for the review!
I don't think any of us necessarily like the truth at all times, but I do think it's better served straight. I would much rather stare cold, stark truth in the face and know what I'm dealing with rather than face lies and delusions, or worse, the truth cloaked in half-truth.

I really hate it when someone tries to tip-toe around an issue and won't say it. Just spill it! Don't worry about my feelings. I'll take care of those. Just say it and get it over with!

What I really despise are those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. On some deep, inner level, even when they know the truth, they refuse to face it. Those are the ones who really prolong the suffering, for either themselves or someone else.

I really think you have managed to sum up "the truth" nicely in this poem. It's short and succinct and covers all ofthe bases, pretty or not.

Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Once again, I am amazed at your ability to hone in on the complexities if a piece, 1st appearing to .. read more
"Everyone has their truth.




Some serve it up straight.




Many like a little garnish.




Others block the bitter flavor,




with deceptive spice and floral accents.




That's not how I roll.




I prefer my truth red and raw."

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Simply truthful...:).....................
That was really thought provoking and wonderful. I don't know if you have meant it to be funny at the end or serious ...Bravo.....................

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

A touch of dark humor, I suppose :)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

I get it now...You are welcome...:)..............
Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Linda! You interpreted this poem perfectly. I'd been dealing with truth deniers quite a bit .. read more

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Jay Steitler
Jay Steitler

Penfield, NY



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