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Sonnet XIII: Lies
by Fr. Kurt Messick

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

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An original poem.


the lotus-eaters could never realise

the deceit. it surrounds the world with dark

damp images that are bringing demise

to us. it is best forgotten. the stark

lies are worst, for they don't even give a

comforting illusion. this is the kind

i am most familiar with, and may

always see. only the words make me blind

with the oppressive weight of hope. when will

there be a freedom so that they will not

need to give us the lie? perhaps later

in the history of ambition. still,

fewer truths bring fewer lies. i have sought

after truth and lies, but which is greater?


An excerpt from A Chorus of Voices
by Kurt Messick
Dry Bones Press, February 2003

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 12/9/2003
Sadly, the world keeps on turning, and evil keeps gaining, bit by bit. (I realize that my ideas on evil may not exactly coincide with yours, but I suspect we both abhor it equally). I would be curious to know what you think of someof my sonnets posted here on the Den?
Reviewed by Nancy D. 11/29/2003
Excellent insight.

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 11/29/2003
Well stated Fr. Kurt: "when will

there be a freedom so that they will not

need to give us the lie? perhaps later

in the history of ambition. still,

fewer truths bring fewer lies. i have sought

after truth and lies, but which is greater?"

Which is greater? Good question. I wonder if we will ever know?

Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 11/29/2003
subtle point, the mood for me was meloncholia, of course nowadays many poets will say poetry is not concerned with truths or falshoods, emmotions, thoughts or self, but only words, their elegance of expression,
indeed the cleverness of words & no more, i donīt know, to give credit where credit is due, when it is achieved one cannot help but admire, but however i sometimes remain unmoved.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 11/29/2003
Fr. Kurt...I loved reading this poem....light and will always be that way....till we see HIM...then it will be only light...hope you had a great holiday....floria
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/28/2003
Very insightful and thought provoking. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/27/2003
Excellent write, being aware that evil is ever present in this world as the father of all lies...God's truth sets us free...Something to be thankful for on this thanksgiving day!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 11/27/2003
..can YOU give an answer to that question father?
Magnificent write..ty

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/27/2003
Deep in meaning. Wonderful write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/26/2003
Very well written!!

Good question...!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/26/2003
glad to see you are writing/posting again
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/26/2003
"Future with ambition is pure greed too isn't it? I admire your depth and insight, your ESP to the world woes. I wish with all my heart that man would grow another set of ears for insight. I guess that only comes with a true heart.

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