Truth is overrated.

Truth is overrated.

A Poem by Niki Disaster

i've got hope for the words of others
  the ones who tell it like it is
while i tell it how i know it-
  which is no competition

 

my belief is that
   believing gets you nowhere-

for only "knowing"
  is familiar enough with certainty
to facilitate patience

and as prophetic as that
   is supposed to sound(s)
it is the proclamation
   (or lack thereof)
that puts reassurance in the way
  i second guess myself

--

aspire to be goal-less
  because -yeah-
you meet disappointment
   with eyes too wide-open
and your face could turn strange
  before you even realize that

    your smile has cracked...

and mine is next.

© 2008 Niki Disaster


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Very creatively, written. The meaning is really deep as only you can understand the true meaning of your words but, I gained a satisfactory understanding. It's great, keep doing what you do.

Posted 12 Years Ago


capable of deep insights... a proof that personal experience will let us grow. nicely written. =)

Posted 12 Years Ago


Powerful. I love the way you give the "truths" then immediately contradict with reality. I like the work.

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is good deep insight, and I really it. Its original to me and it is well heard, as I agree with your point. The flow is good, and the big words make it all the better. There is alot of great metaphor here. Good work; I love it.

Posted 12 Years Ago


Content-wise, interesting, some potentially deep insights, definitely, as you say in your bio, stemming from personal experience. Interesting contrivane in the second stanza, using the overstrike and parenthetical. Avoid the all lower case conention e.e. cummings pretty much killed that.

Posted 12 Years Ago



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Niki Disaster
Niki Disaster

Stockton, CA



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I am a 21 year old college student up in northern California, Majoring in English and loving every moment. Everything I write is personal, all stemming from my personal experiences and emotions. I t.. more..

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A Poem by Niki Disaster