A Poem by Chris Walton

blah, whatever, I just wrote this when I was thinking really hard.


The Truth... It can be hurtful...

I may not like what you say of me but if of me you speak the truth
Though the truth it can be hurtful it is not spoken without ruth
The truth cannot defame me if of me the truth you say
And if the truth taints my character well that too is okay.

But if you tell lies about someone and know them to be lies
Then the dislike I'd feel for one like you i barely could disguise
For lies can be defamatory when used in such a way
Any respect to a malicious liar i would find hard to pay.

The truth it can be hurtful as we all ought to know
But out of the truth it can be said respect for one does grow
And though you may not like what's said about you at least what's said is true
And to the one who speaks the truth credit is always due.

The truth it can be hurtful but the truth is never wrong
And those who cannot accept the truth mentally cannot grow strong
And though for some the truth is poison they'd rather live a lie
The truth lives on forever and the truth will never die.

© 2008 Chris Walton

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I couldn't agree more. Sometimes the truth's a b***h. From there, people's happiness definately depends on how well they deal with multiple sets of truths. The only suggestion I would make here would be to continue to tighten up the language. Try cutting out all your prepositions and reduce the poem to as many nouns and verbs as possible. Once this is done, you can insert some more imagery to illustrate your interesting ideas and narratives. This way, you can make the poem uniquely yours.

I hope my suggestions can help. Have a good one and keep up the good work.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on June 17, 2008


Chris Walton
Chris Walton

Auburn, CA

Well, I'm 17 and I've been writing, like 3rd grade I believe. I love to play sports and anything to do with running/biking. And I love listening to music of all kinds, would probably die .. more..

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A Poem by Chris Walton