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Sometimes the Truth

Sometimes the truth
Doesn’t come in bright joy
Like the baby born
To a world of possibilities
Parents beaming

Sometimes the truth
Doesn’t look respectable
Like the white-haired man
Leaning on the cane
Sagely pronouncing

Sometimes the truth
Doesn’t grab you by the throat
Like a crafty mugger
Attention demanding

Sometimes the truth
Looks like a homeless beggar
Or a dirty orphan
Or a nursing home patient

Un-obvious, unassuming
Patiently watching passerby until
Someone stops, takes time to notice
Nurtures the forgotten

You look the fool
Embracing the disreputable
Reaching the disrespected, dejected
And God smiles

weathered hands

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding. –Proverbs 23:23

“Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
And look now and take note.
And seek in her open squares,
If you can find a man,
If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth,
Then I will pardon her. –Jeremiah 5:1

A Warrior Poet Circle post.


  1. Whose last will be first… It is about humility in love. The fools love themselves first.

    Awesome poem and reminder of who we are and Who we serve, Jason. Very well done.

    • The thought just struck me that we sometimes see truth as this gleaming, bright, can’t-miss-it thing, but many times you have to search it out and go after it. You have to get uncomfortable and sacrifice to get close. Anyway, thanks so much, Floyd. 🙂

  2. Sometimes the truth is closer than we dare to look…thanks Jason for sharing a powerful message.
    Jay Cookingham recently posted..Full CircleMy Profile

    • I appreciate it, Jay!

  3. Powerful!

    Truth is often disguised to our world clouded eyes. Lord open my eyes that I may see your Truth!
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..On Sowing and ReapingMy Profile

    • Amen. Thank you, Dusty!

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