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The Truth of a Lie - By: Enyonam Ampo

I often wandered the dark path of truth. A curse

to endure whiles relinquishing the glories of

deceit. A crown to wear to have it tossed away

by a fallacy. Once gracious , now a mockery,

only to be rendered sane in a moral insanity.

Could gray be colorful for solace or just a

gloom to be pierced. To sit in constance rectitude has been shamed and ridiculed to

ennui. To lie to bruise truth to satisfy oneself

seems to be a partial band-aid to an eerie

torment. In that deceit, lies a truth to be beared

by the creator.

Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:

It tells of the struggle between one's truth and lie to seem sane in our society. It also illustrates the burdens of lies and how it has been misconstrued to equate to happiness.

Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:

It was a free- flow. Non rhyming in words but in thought.

Why did you choose to write this poem?:

Personal struggles with the concept, especially in my love life.

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