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Truth in Poetry

Why must your poetry be so dark and bleak?
When honesty is really all you seek.
You speak of darkness, and only of death.
You write it in your lines with your ever breath.

You speak of killing yourself, or maybe even suicide.
Has death really grabbed you and taken you for that ride?
How can one person build up so much hate?
Are you clairvoyant is that really your fate?

Death is never far away, if that is truly what you wish.
Life has a very funny way of placing things upon your dish.
If truth is truly what you seek, then donít ignore the signs.
Read the words that are written, and not between the lines.

See, people write of other things, like life and love and dreams,
Painting pretty pictures with words, and some very lovely scenes
They speak of loves that were lost, and loves that can be found.
All you haft to do is open your mind and eyes and look around.

Some people speak of beauty, for which there is no compare.
Some people even speak of angels, appearing from thin air.
Some even speak of people and places, and sights theyíve seen.
Their words are not always filled with anger, seldom are they mean.

Donít take me wrong, somethingís are meant to be said.
But write them down on paper, and release them from your head.
Donít contemplate on things that are out of your control.
And never dwell on dark thoughts, least they might capture your soul.

Before there was a dark side, Iím sure there once was light.
Somewhere deep inside of you, Iím sure theirs still some fight.
Ill read your words, and take those to heart, for ill never criticize.
You can do it, reach deep inside, you may even be surprised.

Steve E Poore


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The following comments are for "Truth in Poetry"
by POISON9901

Great poem
This is the first poem that I have read at this site, since I am a new member, and I have to say that it is a great one. I loved the rhythm arrangement, you had a lot of excellent choices of words. I hope to read more poems like this. Excellent write.

( Posted by: XKnowledge [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )

Truth in Poetry
Windchime & Xknowledge;
Thank you both for the read and the comments, As always, most of the time I would rather put something down on paper b-4 I engage my mouth but that always dose,nt work. So I try to express myself thru my poetry, and leave the dark thought outside my head. Hmmmm,,,,Okay so it don,t work for me but I try,,,,LOL
Again thanks for the read guy,s & doll,s

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )

Steve's Truth
Yep. This is truth in poetry. Good! True.

( Posted by: unseenwriterx [Member] On: May 5, 2006 )

Visiting the dark Side

Loved this one, but then I would as it has a message and in rhyme. Unfortunately I have a longing to write about the dark side and admire writers who do this successfully. Maybe I need therapy as Lucie spotted!.

Now where's that couch, come on Lucie it all began when I was misunderstood............


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: May 5, 2006 )

Truth, Light and Dark
I think all people who write poetry try to discern their own truth. Some is acknowledging beauty, some, darkness. There is truth in all.
Sometimes I see the beauty, and sometimes it is only the dark that is there for me to work my way through.
I liked your words and their balance and shift to try to reach for something better.(Course I am an eternal optimist and so always want to look to the light, although even I sometimes become quagmired in the gloom-)
Glad to see you so frequently on this site. I think you have a lot to offer!

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

Great poem indeed.
Hi! Steeve, I loved this one. I thought whether you were addressing me in this poem ? As I have written so much about death in my poems. Of course, I have written about the beauty and other things too.

Truly, I eagerly wait to read ur poems on this site. You can take it as a compliment or whatever you want. Keep writing, buddy and take care.


( Posted by: G.S.VASUKUMAR [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

Thanks for the read and the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

Ivor,s dark side
Sorry buddy but all the couch,s here are full, but you can take a number if you like,,,lol. Thanks for the read and the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

Emaks Truth
Thank you once again for the read and the comment Liz, My optimistical friend, You have a very unique way of looking at things, and like me, always trying to see the brighter side. Again thanks so much for the comment.

P.S. I like the new avatar, but still like the crying angel one better : )

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

A stalker huh? ,,,Lol. Thank you so much for the read and the comment. And the compliment, I always try to create something new and diffrent, although I may not always be politicaly corect my style is my own. I try not to use the same ole lines as everyone else so that just when ya think you have my poem figured out,,,,Wham,, the twist at the end. Again thanks so much for the compliment and the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 6, 2006 )

"Can a jewel sparkle in the dark?"

I'd say that each poet must decide for him-/herself if he wants to approach somehting from a light or dark side. I like the poem though. But why badger the pessimists when the optimists are just as dangerous :D

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

re: dark sparkling jewel


I liked your poem very much.

But I don't see what all the hype is about this dark pessimist shit in all these comments.

Why must one be psychoanalyzed just because someone is veering toward the dark and murky?

Why does there have to be something wrong?

Romanticizing death and melancholy has been a theme in poetry for centuries among classic poets.

I agree with Siah, that a "jewel can sparkle in the dark". Perhaps the people that write the hallmark cards along with the optimists should be analyzed.
Writing about chirping birds and everlasting love does not come easy for some. Itís a grey area I suppose and as Emaks said it is up to the writer in which light (or no light) to write about.

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

Macbeth,,,I agree with you and everyone else. To me Poetry is just what you feel. As far as I know there are no certian guidelines for writing, No law that says you must write only about love and happiness, or even death and destruction. As you and many others have stated, Its about what you feel and what you know the best. That what makes us and our lines so unique.
Thanks for the comment and the compliment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

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