Friday, 2 June 2006

In defense of lies

Lies all around us
With lies we live
We know that truth
Is wonderful
But without lies
We can’t move

Truth hurts
Lies are so smooth
Some call them just white
So harmless so sweet
They may come as euphemism
Saving us all from cruel reality

Lies are many incarnations of truth
Partial truth
Truth as we know it
As true as possible or
Truth and nothing but the truth
And many more

While ideal is the truth
Lies are practical and good
While truth gets all the accolade
Remember a day passed without lies
But lies remain underdogs
Snubbed derided and ignored

On lies are countries invaded
On lies lies an empire
On lies are leaders elected
On lies we make wars
On lies get millions killed
On lies power is built

Oh unsung unpraised lies
Let me toast to your glory
Your power your strength
Your charisma your aura
Are unparallel unmatched
Alas; truth takes all the credit


You can read all my poems at Enlightenment

16 Comments:

Blogger paris parfait said...

Brilliant poem! (And that's no lie). :) Sad all the people dying because of someone's lies. Thank you for this poignant piece.

3/6/06 12:11 am  
Anonymous alice said...

I like your site - your poetry and the things you write about. I'll be back often.

3/6/06 1:43 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

hi Paris,
thank you so much...truly...its a satirical poem on whats going on in this world...

Hi Alice,
thanks for visiting
welcome to I&U,I loved your poem "I am like a beach"...hope you will spend some more time here..

3/6/06 2:29 am  
Blogger gret's place said...

great poem my friend; wonderful imagery and forethought, you makea good point regarding some in this deceitful world.

3/6/06 3:19 am  
Blogger rachana said...

wah!! everything you said about the lies is all true!!!

3/6/06 1:57 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thanks gret's place...your words are so soothing...

Hi Rachana,
i like you wah! seems straight from your heart..thank you so much..

3/6/06 3:17 pm  
Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

great poem! sad when we disguise the facts !!
I think reality and knowledge is the same thing. When we say anything or make a statement about something, say an object, we are only able because we have information on it. Your bog does exist as I can assign features to it.

Knowledge is transmitted from one subject to another, and thereby loses its dependence on any single individual but it remains real. We can say the truth is the truth, but we are also all trapped in this wondrous universe at this point of time and only have a tiny concept of it all. We can’t step out and view it independently to find out the universal truth, thats the truth , not a lie !!
I have put a link on my blog to yours.

Best wishes

3/6/06 6:16 pm  
Blogger susanlavonne said...

haunting...
i especially like your last line "truth takes all the credit"

3/6/06 7:43 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Lindsay's lobe..for your very thoughtful and deep comment...i would think about whatever you have said deeply...
Thank you so much for linking me....

Hi Susan,
that last line is even my favorite...thank you so much for your words...

3/6/06 7:53 pm  
Blogger Tammy said...

Excellent truths!

3/6/06 10:52 pm  
Blogger Nisa_Rk said...

Excellent poem Abhay.
Truth always prevails! :)

3/6/06 11:13 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

hi Tammy,
Thanks!

hi Nisa,
thanks you so much for your kind words...can't agree with you more...

4/6/06 2:57 am  
Anonymous arulba said...

Ooowee! That's a biting poem. Very well-said.

What I keep noticing of late is that the way lies are so easily slipped in unoticed is by those who are adept at linking a lie with a kernel of truth. We have to break those links and set truth free.

I love reading your poetry. It always puts me in a different frame of mind.

Thank you!

5/6/06 10:07 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Alruba...thats really a big compliment..thanks!

6/6/06 12:43 am  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

I dont know anything that is universally always true. I have to go on what I believe to be true, or what we agree to be true (assuming you and I exist!)
Anyway..
As I quoted Cecilia recently..
I am reminded of an Ohlone meditation:

Truth is not a picture (point to the head)
Truth is truth (point to the heart)

One way or another you can laugh at the truth of what I say :-)
Have a nice day.

6/6/06 4:28 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Glenn,
thought-provoking words..
I enjoy reading your poems..

6/6/06 6:43 pm  

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