Goldfinch60

Evading The Truth.



In life we see so many things,

But some people just see the surface.

If they looked beyond the surface

A deeper look at life will be seen,

Making it more understood,

Showing so much more

Than the surface seen,

But some will not do this,

Meaning the true meaning of life,

The real meaning of life evades them.

 

Listening is the same.

So many people just hear,

Just hear and never listen,

And once more they do not understand,

Do not understand the true meaning,

The true meaning of the things they hear.

So once again they evade the truth,

The truth that is there.

 

So much to be seen and heard,

But so much evaded by so many

Through not looking deeper,

Or listening to what they hear.

Comments8

  • dusk arising

    Reminded me of a line from an old western film when a native americansaid "Paleface looks but does not see".

    • Goldfinch60

      Very true d a, I think I remember that line as well.

      Andy

    • Teddy.15

      Another wonderful piece filled of smart wisdom, some people are simply incapable of reasoning listening so on, I say worse for them in Italian we say ...peggio per loro you can try till you are blue in the face to help someone see but if they have no interest it's a thing that can only be found by ones self. An excellent poem dear Andy. 💖

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you so much for your kind words Teddy. I am a listener and it helps so many people out of their troubles when they talk to me.

        Andy

      • kivous

        So very true. Loved it

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Soouvik, much appreciated.

          Andy

        • orchidee

          A surface conversation:
          'How are you?'
          'Oh, having a terrible time'.
          'Erm. I thought you would say 'OK thanks'. I didn't actually want you to say that. Doh! Now I gotta listen to your troubles for about three hours!'

          • Goldfinch60

            It happens sometimes Orchi.

            Andy

          • Rozina

            You are absolutely correct. They hear but they don't listen. It's all about self now. Love this poem.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Rozina, yes there are so many who only care about themselves and do not realise how troubled others can be.

              Andy

            • Neville


              You are a philosopher sir .. oh' n while we are at it .. has anyone heard the line from an old western that goes .. paleface looks, but speaks with forked tongue .. must have been referring to our so called PM .............................. N 🙂

              • Goldfinch60

                See the comment by dusk arising above. LOL

              • Paul Bell

                We have these great five senses, but in life, the sixth sense is probably the most important. Truth can be interpreted in many ways, and usually signed off as such.

              • L. B. Mek

                'Listening, is the same.
                So many people just hear,
                Just hear
                and never listen,
                And once more
                they do not understand,
                Do not understand
                the true meaning,
                The true meaning
                of the things they hear.
                So once again
                they evade the truth,
                The truth
                that is there.'
                (just love the musicality you've imbued into this verse,
                by perfectly showcasing the art of purposed repetition in poetry, Andy
                this is such a wonderful reading experience
                it's like a verse, just waiting to have music written for it and performed
                a lovely write!
                thank you for sharing my friend)



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