the development of truth

the development of truth

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the development of truth

 

 

archaic innocence

is an old blemished photo

the faces, manipulated focus

 

we see what we see

and are what the technology assumes

the real skin a pattern of guilty hues

 

colors that show through the black and white images

reeling from a cold sun

and a lens of introspection.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

 

2/19/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto


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This makes me think how powerful the media/press is in influencing our perceptions.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you, gabrielle...

appreciate your insight.

j.
Stark imagery and amazingly apt metaphors.
Work that could hardly have been done better.
Exceptional, Jacob!

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind review...
j.
I wonder if there is a difference between the greater good and good. I think it should be only good. Just as innocence, no shades of it, once a soul crosses over, the game changes.

archaic innocence, guilty hues, cold suns....these words are to die for. Splendid pattern of your thoughts Jacob.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind words. Ana...

j.
Everybody say cheese .....
some ONE once said
not knowing long after
how the faces would be read.

Time and times, held still and silent
left to one's own introspection..................WOW

JAZZY

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Jazzy...

j.
J. J.  Nightingale

4 Years Ago

You are welcome jacob..
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Very neat
The idea of truth through this lense
I had mine changed and I might say this with a brave heart
I see nothing the way I once used to


Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Solo...

j.
Feels a little introspective, conveying a modicum of self-doubt as age takes its toll and guilt often surfaces as we examine the past and what might have been. You do know how to get our thoughts going Jacob and you have a way of stimulating images and feelings that leave a lasting impression.

Posted 4 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, John.
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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