The Truth Is…

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Brian Hogan

The Truth is a concept

The truth is our experience

The idea of there being one truth is not truth

And there is absolutely no absolute truth

You can search for the truth, like a truth sleuth 

But if you force yours on others, well that’s a little uncouth 

If you want to know what’s true, just catalog what you go through

Our idea of truth as something out there, 

Is what turns hope to despair and causes wars to flare

and societies and families to rip and tear 

At the fabric of their own tapestries and drapes

But the truth is that truth comes in infinite shapes

And colors and sizes.

You can’t “figure out” truth and hope to win prizes.

The truth is simple, it’s matter of fact. 

It is the substance of our experience from moment to moment 

It is the sublime taste of my afternoon snack 

And it is the trauma or joy that my life tends to foment 

The truth is made of perspectives and history and choices 

When we narrow it down and say the truth is specific 

We lose sight of our richness and discount other voices 

This leads to acts that can be described as horrific 

And well, that’s just terrific. 

It is empowering when you finally realize  

The truth is that our truths are true just for us 

When we know that, we see with our real eyes 

And the joy of living becomes a much fuller chorus. 

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About Brian

Brian is a Writer, Clarity Coach, Filmmaker and Adjunct Professor who loves teaching and learning, and living in the uncertainty of it all.




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