Lies we tell

Lies we tell

A Poem by JR Darewood

Word your argument, scholar.

Take the truth and cut it

dismember it

piece by piece



it's eyes and fingers

liquefied in your cauldron

the stench of its melting flesh on your nose

--a good scholar does not balk--

to fit into your academic mold

a monstrosity we've sewn together

an arm, a leg

a patch of hair

pieces of the truth

a grotesque concubine of the philosophers of old

old white men inhabiting bodies that aren't theirs

so that their lies may live forever.

© 2015 JR Darewood

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fab descriptive write a tangled web indeed x

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like the way it flows. The truth it speaks in such a slippery way. I followed from authonomy.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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JR Darewood
JR Darewood

Los Angeles, CA

Writing is really the greatest release. It teaches you to take notice of the depth of the world around you and channel it into new insights you want to share with the world. I love it. BTW: I turne.. more..