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The Truth About Truth -

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The Truth About Truth -

Truth burns at the center of all occurrance,
it is a heat that motivates appettites to enlarge,
truth is a multiplier of quests, 
satisfaction always arrives at the porch of a new path,
truth does not reveal endings, only beginings that behave
like currents pushing towards a shore,
truth demands stamina from the finder as well from the seeker,
it dashes in delight from the tired,
indolence receives no invitation from truth because laziness is a debtor,
a fish with no gills,
credit walks not from the bank steps of truth,
one must exchange, transact with it, as wanting is to worth,

Truth holds strength in one hand and suffering in the other,
He gives quarter and meal to surviving artificers who are organizing
their talents for future enterprise,
to the brigand and beggar He puts on a pewter plate
bland beans representing distance,
disillusionment preceeds the knowledge of utility because
new truth means fallacy is an ancestor,

an anthropologist is truth, observing your traits,
orbiting the ability of your judgement,
some of Truth's revelations are more expensive than others,
sometimes He will take your Past and grin like a haughty antique dealer,
truth will invest in your Future as a gambler revisits old glory
speaking fresh fortunes in cold ears,

He is an opportunist incessantly offering information for spirit,
without the ignorant truth becomes a vagabond in a vineyard of sweet rust,
the secret of truth is that it is ours
if we wish to be honest with ourselves,
truth is the inheritence of the strong who know how to make it,
oppossed to those waiting for it -

J.A.B.

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  1. Date: 6/19/2014 2:42:00 AM
    Truth indeed

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/19/2014 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lets own the Truth John! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 4/12/2014 4:52:00 PM
    Mr. Bordner, Your creation- The Truth About Truth is the best of the best. It is phenomenal in every way. Any poet who calls himself or herself a poet should be envious of you and your creativity. This is a masterpiece. Regards, Earl

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 4/12/2014 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I simply desire for readers of my work to challenge the definitions in their lives, the artwok of expressing motivation, consequence and quality. I sincerely appreciate your generous compliment Earl. I am thankful to Providence for my vision and voice, they make me happy with who I am. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 10:56:00 AM
    This is the sears tower of poetry to me. Now I realize I am still building a ghetto of words with Lego pieces. (You know, setting new heights and my child's play) This poem is masterful and I would love to excel if you have any tips by all means let me know. Where did you study, for how long and what goes through that mind of yours. what do you read? etc.

    Mister ROBOTO Avatar JSLambert Mister ROBOTO
    Date: 7/25/2014 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    amazing advice Justin, =me eaves dropping by~JSLambert
    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/29/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your compliment puts gold in my soul Karl - I humbly thank you - my immediate advice Karl, is to listen to the world, expect to learn from everything, from everyone, and make love with a good dictionary - I attend the University of Volatility and I read the voice of Deity - I give gratitude to Providence as well - 'till later my friend - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:28:00 AM
    I love this line most of all these fabolous lines-Sometimes he will tak he your past and grins like a haughty antique dealer).So profound your words.May truth be the inheritance of ourselves indeed.Going to my favs..great poem

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 2/18/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so happy that you respect the business of Truth Charmine and the persona I was able to provide for it's influence in our lives, in our cosmos - thanks for the honor - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:10:00 PM
    You've given affability and credence to this word, Justin. At times "truth" can be distorted or compressed, taking away its rightful meaning. Sad when this occurs because truth may then remove trust. Lots to read and injest in this write! Keep well! Love, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 11/5/2012 2:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Mikki, all life is reflected in truth, all truth is reflected in life - even lies reflect the nature and truth of their source - sometime its arduous to admit or recognize that in everything there is truth - thanks for the love and intelligent analysis Mikki - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:30:00 PM
    A powerful write!!!! Love this piece...regards INK-U-SCRIPT

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The power is in the perception my friend - thank you for visiting, and for respecting truth - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:12:00 PM
    Wonderful and powerful.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/29/2012 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you Vesna for respecting my truth, our truth - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:35:00 PM
    Justin, once again you are laying your powerful poems on us... "I LOVE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRUTH" its a political war out there. fish with no gills... enjoyed...PD

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/29/2012 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes PD., we are all fighting to estabish and sustain our dignity - we must learn the truth about ourselves and further create upon the foundations of those truths - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Your rendition of truth makes a grand entrance and looks around for its existence. The higher echelons of society seem to feel it is not necessary or maybe they never knew what it was. Love these words Justin they are deep and crave for answers. P S your visits make my day! Love Lizzie

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/23/2012 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Lizzie, not just finding truth, but also creating dynamic ways in which to make it enhance your understanding of life makes it so lovable - even painful truth has a smile often times - I love your talent and style Liz, you are a very wise poetess - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 3:47:00 AM
    This is an amazing piece and is going into my favorites. Very impressive and profound wisdom contained Justin. I bow to your talent!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/23/2012 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Truth often amazes us when we recognize it's imprints have been with our actions all along Connie - your praise motivates me to keep ascending that ladder of strength my friend - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/22/2012 2:58:00 PM
    Thanks for the wonderful poem Justin for thought and should be shared to many. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/22/2012 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your warm respect is important for me Anne, thank you much - many things & people in my life, along with Providence made this truth and poem possible, hopefully this work will ' come full circle ' Anne - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/22/2012 10:50:00 AM
    So many good metaphor..such a deep write..I'm fav'ing it and facebook..7 too Light & Love

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/22/2012 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm thrilled that you find this composition worthy of trumpeting Debbie - I take pride in my metaphors because I believe they are the most challenging instrument for poets to consistently employ skillfully - thanks for the recognition - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/22/2012 6:00:00 AM
    One of the best I've read in a while my friend... kudos!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/22/2012 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack, this statements carries much water - Truth has helped me to solidify my courage - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:42:00 PM
    You've presented some very gripping lines here. A necessary declaration in the end. Great work!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/22/2012 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just the Grip on an entered apprentice my friend - I am glad you agree with the initiative necessary for establishing control of your life Drake - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 1:27:00 PM
    Thoughts well thought out and penned for all of us here at soup to enjoy reading..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/20/2012 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, your sincerity is always large with encouragement - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/17/2012 11:24:00 PM
    Thank you.for your comment to.me Justin.. I can see some real flashes of inspiratiin/genuis in this one.." I don't know how much longer I will.post new writes.on soup for the forseeable future, so do not be purturbed if you. do.not hear from.me at.stages I will get back to you in the end.." yours Joe..)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/18/2012 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    May the flash become the sight ever lasting Joe - make sure to sail with the stars - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 1:54:00 PM
    The study of humanity is somewhere lost in a wooden box. I'm one to always observe until I find satisfaction. Justin, this line stands out the most "Truth holds strength in one hand and suffering in the other,"<<--- love the line... so much truth with in the truth... your poems are always brilliant and powerful...thank you for always drawing my attention from the beginning of your poem till the outstanding end.,, enjoyed stopping by your poem, take care~ PD

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/17/2012 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I favor a style of constructing a Beging, Middle, and End to most of my work; doing so produces a real feeling of totality for me as an artist & philosopher - thanks for celebrating my style Linda - truth can punish the immature and dignify the prepared - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Right on, you hit the nail on the dot. That is what truth is all about. As they say - truth will set us free. Thanks for reading ( My Life ) and for sharing this with us. Have a great day. Lucilla

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/17/2012 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well said Lucilla - I like your soul - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 11:23:00 PM
    Very inspiring write. Very deep and moving poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/17/2012 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes I quarrel with the value of truth, and it's veils and subsequent applications, but I always find love for it Ravi - Glad truth got your attention - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 7:50:00 PM
    nice piece Justin, I loved your metaphors in this one as well...great read!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/17/2012 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Truth has a funny way of being great, whether it hurts or bestows joy Sandra - I thank you for your respect - J.A.B. %
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