Poem: Forgive Me, Truth

Written By Meg Rentoria, Philippines

I turn my eyes away from you
and instead put on tinted lenses
I drown your call with senseless noise
and ignore your steady presence

I keep you confined in a dark alley
Trapped in a corner, wounded and beaten
As though you can be hidden in death’s valley
Am I sorely mistaken?

I’d never want to acknowledge your existence
Your being is choked, concealed, and twisted
Manipulated even till it makes no sense
Your intrinsic beauty all lay wasted

I have talked about you in secret
In whispers and mumbles I hid
Break the silence, would I regret?
Or would it be my best deed yet?

Will you forgive me, Truth?
For the deceit I brought
Pardon me for being such a brute
You don’t deserve this, not one blot

Oh deception should be defeated
You must be known, revealed for all to see
If you can’t be heard, we are all to blame
But you shall prevail, Truth, you cannot be vanquished

Because God is truth (John 14:6), we, His children, should speak the truth and walk in the truth. Today, ask God to help you know His truth and live it out by speaking honestly with everyone you know.

2 replies
  1. Samuel Mwaura
    Samuel Mwaura says:

    The Bible speaks of truth as a child singing a dirge but no one hums along … Solomon said that truth is like a lady calling out in the market place begging to be heard she calls out from the streets but the ears of her audience are not avast to her singing … Man has been tone deaf ever since Adam + wife and Yahweh and the forbidden fruit !!! God came calling one day only to find man and wife absent from the place of communion why they were in hidding like defiant children when the parents notice some is off that day and like kids when the chips are down they choose to play pass the blame instead of coming out clean !!! That’s why we hide when truth comes calling but King David said where can I go Lord to escape your presence ? Even in the darkness I cannot run for darkness is as light to you … Even if I make my bed in hell there your eyes will be ever present !!!! My frame was not hidden from view when I was being formed in the belly of the earth your eyes saw my unformed substance !!!

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