Truth - Where Happiness Hides

Truth - Where Happiness Hides

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

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


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,


as you linger

while your world

falls apart.

You have fallen asleep

inside the shadow

of loneliness

those towering boxes


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 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


wow,lovely picture :)
It really attracted me...
I personally feel that if you want to live a happy life..
always say truth to yourself and people around you :)
One truth is always better than many lies :)
Wonderful poem..keep writing!! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

My Dear Neva, How are you, where have you been?....I miss your muse....Brian

Posted 10 Years Ago

nice to come back and see you haven't missed a step, a gem Neva.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This has a wonderful message, Neva.. loneliness can be so isolating even in crowds. I love the positive message at the end.. truth does indeed set one free. Lovely job!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Aware of the ebb and flow of life woven splendidly, fluently to where happiness hides.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Ah Neva - I think this is where a lot of people get caught out. Truth, a lot of people have different ways of actually tell the truth. Such a powerful write as always.

~ Noodle.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Always a beautiful sentiment and journey throughout your work love, binds and blinds with sheer beauty xx

Posted 10 Years Ago

"Tip them over with the truth

resting inside you

and wake

where happiness hides." How true.

Posted 10 Years Ago

"wake where happiness hides" the real world. perfect perfect perfect

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is intriguing, all about how lies, fibs, white lies, or even, huge spectacular deceitful endeavours, can and will eventually catch up with a person, a strong moral tale is told effectively in this poem, very well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


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