Truth or Dare?

To speak the truth so long past now
I am not certain I can try
I know not where I may begin
To be so certain I don’t lie
And do I dare and would I choose
To risk it all to just deny?
It’s not as though I mean such harm
It’s only that I fear to try

So long ago we danced a dance
It seems a shimmering memory
And now I could believe it true
None of such drama came to me
It’s just reflection in a glass
A stranger world I once believed
A story from a master’s pen
To see it so I’d be relieved

And yet the truth demands its place
It’s too submerged to be the light
And so I’d dare the gods themselves
To finally say that I was right
And if I wasn’t, then accept
The crueller charge of fantasy
I’d dare it yet to be the fool
But time has hidden truth from me

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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4 Responses to Truth or Dare?

  1. I love the final stanza in this poem Helen. ‘Daring gods’, ‘fools’ and ‘hidden truth’ such a profound statement. Well done.

  2. Truth….. always truth. xxx

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