The Truth

The truth stings sharply as it lands,

Like an arrow piercing the heart.

Waiting for pending punishment,

At a loss, not knowing where to start.


Waiting for the next shoe to drop,

A ton of weight before it falls.

The truth awakens awareness,

Striking through armor as it appalls.


Beyond the sting, an open door,

To enter with new thought and care.

To light it leads, away from dark;

Not for hiding, be open and share


Have you ever hidden the truth to keep the peace? Did you ever believe avoiding it would be easier? When the truth is heard, it stings and people await pending punishment, placing confusion upon them.

Fearing it, the truth feels heavy and awakens awareness despite the armor worn for protection. Once accepted, it drifts lightly to open a door, one to enter with new thought and care. It’s the passage to light, the whole reason why it’s worth sharing openly. 

At dVerse, Sarah prompted us to write about anticipation. Truth always made me wait to hear more, offering light when realization settles.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

13 thoughts on “The Truth

  1. The central point of this poem, for me, is that waiting for the second shoe to land. That moment of not knowing, that can be so much worse than knowing. After that, we’re heading towards the light and to resolution.

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  2. You touch on a very real situation. Sometimes it is hard to know what to share. Waiting for the shoe to drop…. not a pleasant situation to be in! Well done.

    I got your response to my prompt but some how it automatically dumped and disappeared. I just wanted to thank you for your comment!

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