EDENBRAY in EXILE – 42 – if truth were told

‘Edenbray in Exile’

A Retrospective Anthology of 50 Poems, Articles and Essays

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If Truth Were Told

the unnamed soldier

If truth were told

     Humankind would stand free

     Armies would surrender arms

     People freed would be

     Light released could filter

     Society’s ills should mend

     Our enemies might be friends

     And prison bars would open

If truth were told

     Children’s hearts gentle

     Men’s hearts fixed

     And women laugh with glee

If truth were told

     A smile would be sincere

     A word, an embrace

     A kiss, a promise

If truth were told

          People freed would be


#Authors Revised – Original Note :  A poem I wrote over 30 years ago and published here for the 2nd time. The object of this piece should be clear. Straight talking honesty – candid and sometimes really painful would have a dramatic, maybe a traumatic effect on society and the world at large but ‘true-truth’* is a lot different to plain, raw honesty which can be ugly and cruel. – True-truth is pure – it is intrinsic, wholesome and quite honestly, pretty unimaginable within a society setting, especially today and probably at any time, however, if it were practiced by all it would indeed create a veritable utopia, right here on earth. I actually wrote this piece from a different personal standpoint and of course at a different time but the message is still relevant if also rhetorical and so I include it in my 2nd Anthology of 50 Poems, Articles and Essays.


~ **’You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one’ ..

Bibliography .. .  Picture Plate – ‘The Unknown Soldier’  – SeeD – edenbray ~ 1980 ~

*Francis Shaeffer ~ True Spirituality ~

**John Lennon – Lyrics to Imagine


About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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