My head throbs with each loud voice
as I slam into a car while reading a billboard
instead of the yield sign perched with sparrows
calling out in the morning to who knows whom.
I write poem after poem
as if crafting is a joke
as if ribbons on my bumper
matter more than meaning.
Playing, eating, driving
unaware of being aware
more concerned about
this than your that.
by Sabio Lantz
Notes: Posted on d’Verse Poets — intentionally at the end of the Mr. Linky line. There, Joseph Hesch quotes Emily Dickinson where she tells us: “The truth must dazzle gradually”. But there are many ways to tell the truth — different voices reach different people, though others may tell us the voices they prefer. Here are some differing opinions:
- “They prayed for boldness to speak the Truth”
— Luke, Acts 4:29 (80 AD)
- “man can’t handle the truth unfiltered!”
— Emily Dickenson, (1830-1886) Tell All the Truth but Tell it Slant
- “Truth, you want the truth, you can’t handle the truth!”
— Jack Nicholas, A Few Good Men (1992)
- “Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.”
— Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
BTW: Speaking about how you should think, feel or talk, if you want to know what to be aware of in coming months, click here.