Truth Down Below
Adam and Eve, how beautiful thou art
God’s handiwork woven from dreams
The hue, the shapes, the breath, the heart
With thy nakedness, you meet the elements,
The wind, the rain, the sun,
And feel the breath of God against your skin
If you seek through garments
The freedom of privacy
You will find it to be a harness
And a shield against the beauty that
Was meant to be a work of artistic merit
Let truth be known in all its magnificence
Let truth be known in all its nakedness
Yet truth is a beast from below with
Sharp stingers that lay at the bottom
Oceans of other truths swirl about
Cosmetics smeared on to
Wipe away the beauty
Smiles painted on to
Cover up the misery
Fabrication manufactured
From the fear of truth
Yet truth with its stingers in position
Shall rise up again from the depths
Hark ye lads, that beast is fast approaching
Man your battle stations
Prepare thy selves for truth be known
That beautiful truth that stings
But with a healing venom
That beautiful truth that
Uncovers all pretension
That beautiful truth that
Builds pillars of granite
That beautiful truth that
Sets you free and
Sends you escalading up to
The threshold of heaven

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Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

That's for sure. Very well said.

Mercedes Dembo
over 3 years

No truth resists the passage of time; unless it is absolute, eternal and timeless; so wisdom finds its fulfillment in eternity.

over 3 years

Thought provoking thoughts. Beautiful, as beautiful as naked Adam and Eve.

Charlotte B. Williams
over 3 years

Hello Robert, as usual your writing style amazes me. Everything God made He said was good even our bodies. The world and sin can make everyhing seem corrupt and ugly.

Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Thank you, Jamie. It's hard to run away from the truth.

Jamie Anderson
over 3 years

I really love this poem. Its very well put together. Awesome!

over 3 years

"That beautiful truth that stings
But with a healing venom"

How true! Great metaphor. A bee sting that heals!

Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Thank you, Johnny. That was very kind of you

Johnny Cammish
over 3 years

This one reminds me of Paradise Lost, and I can think of no higher praise. It is a wonderful poem.

Robert L. Martin
almost 4 years

Thank you, Ella. I love your sentence. "Someday our robes will be returned not for hiding but for glorifying! Very spiritual.

almost 4 years

People don't like truth anymore it seems. I love this poem. Someday our robes will be returned not for hiding but for glorifying!

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