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Is it real?
Truth within ourselves is
cause of foretold dilemmas.
Thoughts lie there
I’m constantly
every urge to fix them,
make them pleasant,
less complicated,
more moral,
less offensive,
LET them be!
I’m too scared to admit what
really lives inside and
have no answers to
where this fear comes from.
Why is my truth so hard?
Honesty like a
river leads to
where, an ever flowing ocean of untruths?
Not even in my heart can I separate
reality from fiction.
Is life more brutal if it’s real?
Who will know;
Isn’t it my secret after all?
And if I let it all be real
What happens?
Do I fall from grace or will I be eaten by a lake of fire?
How honest is honesty?

I am on a journey. Looking for Me. Everyday I get a little closer. The more time goes by the more I realize I'm always changing. This journey could take forever... Renae L. Soler

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The following comments are for "Faking It"
by nae411

They say - HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.?????????

( Posted by: poewhit [Member] On: August 19, 2008 )

I'm convinced that there are no more truths to be had unless you move out into the jungle with some ancient tribe of people who have not learned to be untruthful. Little children are honest until they begin to gain 'education'. Really old people are honest, but often very narrow of mind. People with brain injuries are usually very honest because honesty is one of the most simple forms of thought. I say keep the secret, hoard it and nurish it but never let it loose on those who would abuse it. Not all things must be said -- I think that is what I get from this piece.

Nice to read from you again


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: August 19, 2008 )

the best policy...?
searching stuff, this, rings very true to me having spent half my life positively encouraged to confess to everything and anything at every available opportunity, then later to make a “searching moral inventory” etc, etc ;)… what your poem captures well, I think, is that “truth” is a very elastic/ subjective concept. very often we know WHAT we do, doesn’t mean we understand WHY we’re doing it, and if we did, could be live with ourselves?

Dostoyevsky says, "Can a conscious person really have any respect for himself?" I think the answer is sadly, probably not…

really stellar stuff, Nae, deep and unsparing…

missed reading you.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 25, 2008 )

No more faking it!
Thanks all for commenting on this. I was having one of those days where my honesty keeps getting me into trouble. Guess others feel this way too! I want to be who I am, feel what I feel and not just how society perserves I should feel and act. So there!

You know Eric, I think that title was there just to reel you in!!!!

Rogan so happy to see you here again my friend! I miss you!!

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 22, 2008 )

Good work
I really like this one. All too often in life you have to decide wether or not to tell the truth. Is it worth the grief? Should you be honest, even if it means hurting someones feelings?

I suppose there is no easy answer, lies do make it hard to sleep at night. For most anyway. All you can do is tackle each one individually.

Definatly a great poem. It leaves its mark and inspires plenty of other thoughts. Excellent work!

( Posted by: HavocTheDemon [Member] On: October 9, 2009 )

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