Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Truth or Dare OR Inner Self: Look and Learn


How many of us, I wonder, and how often, dare look to our shortcomings and confront home truths...?

How many more of us, I wonder, act upon what we discover?

This poem is a villanelle.

TRUTH OR DARE or INNER SELF: LOOK AND LEARN

Mirror on the wall,
truth or dare?
Exposing us all

Mind, heart, soul
laid bare;
mirror on the wall

Pride before a fall
without a care,
exposing us all...

Hurt of a Jekyll
in Hyde’s lair;
mirror on the wall

To the spirit’s call,
turn a deaf ear,
exposing us all...?

A silence in the hall,
listeners can hear;
Mirror on the wall,
exposing us all…

Copyright R. N. Taber 2005; 2014

[Note: Slightly revised (2014) from an earlier version that appears in 1st (print) eds. of A Feeling for the Quickness of Time by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2005; revised edition in e-format in preparation.]


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