Honesty, Bravery, and Peace

Honesty, Bravery, and Peace

A Poem by Aimee Mahathy
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Just how when you surrender to the uncertainty of reaction from revealing the truth, you will find a greater peace than in lying to keep things as they are.

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My vocal chords have been
Tied and gagged for years,
At any cost, to keep the peace
Though muting truth and fears.

Those tyrannous lies kept
My tongue with guard of gun
Prodding it each time I wept
In regret for deceit spun.

And there you sat, open eyed
With your honest heart displayed
Pleading for the truth, and I,
For my conscious ardently prayed.

Voice wavering, ropes severed
The truth escaped and freedom found
And all peace for which I'd endeavored
In bravery, was mine abound.

© 2009 Aimee Mahathy


Author's Note

Aimee Mahathy
I have a terrible habit of lying just to keep the peace. I never say if something bothers me, so as not to bother others. And in my relationships, that's always my downfall. I let things go and they get out of hand.
Well, I want things to be different with my fiancee. And he's always telling me to tell him if something bothers me. We had a serious conversation the other night and he asked me again, finally, I let the truth go. It was scary, I knew I was hurting him. I was afraid. But then I found that he wasn't hurt. We talked through it and are fine. In return for my bravery, I found a greater peace than what I created by keeping it secret~

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'Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free!" (John 8:32)
This keeping one's truth to yourself is a delusion almost every woman I've ever known has labored under. Inevitably, they grow up feeling taken for granted, resentful because nobody pays them any mind, and depressed because they are resentful, and feel so insignificant! That's what a lifetime of NOT expressing your opinions, fears, joys and anxieties will get you: INVISIBILITY! Bless God!, that you have taken the first step away from that trap!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Well, this is a breath of fresh air in this here not so little cafe!! I think it is human to err and divine to love and you are battling the two...take on one at a time, lying never solved anything, but you know that through the school of hard knocks.
Your writing style is exquisite and very worthy of merit...I'll be back!!
Kudos~

Helen~

Posted 14 Years Ago


I like this! It is so very true. Lots of us deal with this problem, and it is so hard to stop for you don't know what's going to happen. But it is always best to speak up.

Posted 14 Years Ago


beautifully stated. i can relate to this, in a different way, as i lie to most every1 but my boyfriend to keep peace. "My vocal chords have been Tied and gagged for years" & "My tongue with guard of gun" were my favorite lines, but you've expressed yourself here in a very intriuging & creative way. love the way its written. a brilliant piece.

Posted 14 Years Ago


Wondefully written expression..I confess to such lies as well..I am glad you set some free and not only just in the poem.. there is a nice structure in your work..

Posted 14 Years Ago


'Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free!" (John 8:32)
This keeping one's truth to yourself is a delusion almost every woman I've ever known has labored under. Inevitably, they grow up feeling taken for granted, resentful because nobody pays them any mind, and depressed because they are resentful, and feel so insignificant! That's what a lifetime of NOT expressing your opinions, fears, joys and anxieties will get you: INVISIBILITY! Bless God!, that you have taken the first step away from that trap!

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your words were strong, and I could feel the emotion inside the poem.
As you were trying to keep slient, you felt choked on your slient words and when you finally let it out, you finally felt free and brave.
Loved it (:

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on October 13, 2009

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Aimee Mahathy
Aimee Mahathy

Bloomington, IL



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I'm 33 now, much more settled into myself, and getting back to it again. The previous about me is gonna stay for now, since it's still somewhat accurate and I need some time to figure out what to say .. more..

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