Be True

Be True

A Poem by Anne Martin
"

just what it is

"

Forces of destiny
bleed doubt
in a celestial promise
too good and not good enough
nameless named
faceless hoards identified


we speak


ambivalence trained
to speak preference
in a profane lie
a muck of cultural
platitudes
drunken and vulgar


we follow


led astray by
cultivated treachery
disillusioned by truth
a maze of deceit
hidden motive
good undermined


we act


tease goodness
out of subterfuge
filter the bilge
to find purity
of deed and thought
to others be kind


do right


make us whole again
unravel argument
straighten the tangle
of misinformation
settle difficulty
illuminate justice


be true

 

© 2019 Anne Martin


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Added on November 26, 2019
Last Updated on November 26, 2019
Tags: justice, right, good, conflict

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Anne Martin
Anne Martin

The second circle of hell.



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I've worked as a freelance editor since college, and decided to dip my hand in myself. I write mostly flash/short stories, experimental poetry and essays, and am currently writing my first novels. I.. more..

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