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Absolute Truth-Full Liar

A golden coin flipped into the sky
One side is absolute truth
the other side is stamped with lies
Hope it lands right/wrong side up
so you can partially realize 
the truth doesn’t always set you free
Sometimes deception leads to wise

Neither side exists
without the other
Truth and lies are Siamese brothers
Born of necessities 
yet neither of them has a mother
Look up look down
all things can offend and bother 
Absolute truth or filthy clean lies 
there are so many things that they Father 
We are temporary our purpose is significant fodder 
so through our inequities we wander

Spin the coin
the image you will see
is the blending of who we think we might be
Witness our insanity
by looking back at lying throughout history 
Yet there is truth hidden 
flickering within the spin 
start over finish 
once more begin
Words alone can’t set us free
Centrifugal force thinking 
trapped inside each possibility
Rooted in our impure paternity
Watch how friends become the enemy
Perspectives changing depending on adversity
Truthfully can anyone know 
who they are meant to be
Rise up or see life on bended knee

What is it that words hope inspire
A coin can only be destroyed by fire
Live life find what you desire
We’re all tethered together
by a hidden wire
Truth or a lie 
lower and higher
Kind or cruel 
or self loathing despiser 
We’re born of muck and mire
Aspire to be a flyer
or maybe just a consumed buyer
Still all energy will eventually expire
do it all before you tire
Tell  the absolute truth
or if you choose be a liar!

 

06/25/2018
Submitted to Brenda Chiri's Abandon Poetry Contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/27/2018 10:09:00 AM
Thank God for Richard Lamoureux who lifts our spirit and brightens our thoughts with wise laughter!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2018 7:57:00 AM
You are kind Frances.
Date: 7/9/2018 1:34:00 AM
Very philosophical! ( I cant believe I spelled that at this hour) However I have to disagree on one small point, coins from the Canadian mint, have truth and beauty on both sides, and they are fire resistant! Now hows that for a truthful liar!!!! :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/9/2018 7:48:00 AM
You kill me Arthur.
Date: 7/8/2018 8:18:00 AM
Excellent. Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/8/2018 9:56:00 AM
Thanks Ravi.
Date: 7/7/2018 3:54:00 PM
Hi Richard, This was such a deep and thought provoking write I had to read it again:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/8/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thanks for returning.
Date: 7/7/2018 2:38:00 PM
There is no one truth! There is a truth! It depends on our position, perspective, perception.. indeed, the other "face of the coin" is a lie! with all its interpretations and dimensions! Be yourself, who you are, what you believe in and perceive.. that's your message Richard.. in a brilliant write you have evoked a paramount issue.. a profound treat.. a very smart write! A great joy to read.. a FAV. Stay blessed always.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/8/2018 9:59:00 AM
I do believe there is an ultimate truth beyond our limited musings. Thanks for adding your thoughts.
Date: 7/7/2018 10:01:00 AM
rich, profound on all levels.. the truth always surfaces in the end... huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/8/2018 10:00:00 AM
I believe it does although some are skillful liars. Hugs back.
Date: 7/7/2018 9:06:00 AM
Well penned, Richard: Sadly, most liars are in denial (sic) Trump. Some people extol their beliefs for the benefit of others. Liars extol their beliefs for their own benefit.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/7/2018 9:09:00 AM
Well said.
Date: 7/7/2018 5:37:00 AM
This is great, Richard...Enjoyed top to bottom….All the best...have a great weekend...Charlie
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/7/2018 7:47:00 AM
Thanks Charlie.
Date: 7/5/2018 5:13:00 AM
Oh yes what a wonderful experience reading this, Richard. good and evil. once we lived a life and strived to find God, today the Banker seems more appropriate.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/5/2018 6:57:00 AM
Yes banker or politician.
Date: 7/4/2018 11:58:00 AM
This is absolutely brilliant and so perceptive. I believe that it applies to ever single endeavor which we would term 'business,' and that your insights have, frankly, always applied throughout the history of mankind. Bravo! (Soupmail) ~ Gershon
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/5/2018 6:58:00 AM
Thanks Gershon.
Date: 7/3/2018 12:32:00 PM
Excellent food for thought, Richard. Sometimes we need to take a good look at ourselves! Regards // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
Thanks Paul.:0)
Date: 7/2/2018 2:26:00 PM
Powerfully penned Rick, a fabulous spin on truth and lying Rick - sadly a member of my own family is so adept at lying they believe every word that flows from their lips, good luck in the contest :-( hugs Jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/3/2018 7:36:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I’m sorry about your relative. Thanks for the luck, unfortunately this one didn’t make the cut for the contest. I’m still glad for the inspiration to write it.
Date: 7/1/2018 2:32:00 PM
Yes, I agree with you on the reply you gave me!!
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Date: 7/1/2018 5:30:00 AM
This poem contains so many good lines and truth about lies. It makes it a truesome read. Have a great day Richard. Keep speaking your mind in true, and your heart too. It feeds your readers.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
What a nice comment. Thanks Pixie.
Date: 6/30/2018 4:32:00 PM
Very interesting, like a coin spinning you send your thoughts circulating in a 3 dimensional shape. I enjoy your abundance of perspectives when you take your pen to a subject. hugs xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/1/2018 8:01:00 AM
Thanks Casarah, often my mind is spinning!
Date: 6/29/2018 8:15:00 PM
wow, lots of interesting philosophy in this one. Especially how you summed it up. Maybe we are unintentional liars thinking we know things for real that are not even real!!! Profound one, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/1/2018 8:04:00 AM
Sometimes we choose ignorance instead of truth and use our intelligence to defend the indefensible.
Date: 6/29/2018 4:18:00 PM
Hi Richard, i am glad to be reading you again, especially on this thought provoking write. Some people find it so easy to lie. I never could, anyone would be able to tell right away i was lying. I have always loved the way you set up your poems. You make them special by the way you look at more than one side of the subject. I love the concept of this excellent work. It has to be a fave my friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/1/2018 8:05:00 AM
Hi Mike, your visits and thoughtful responses are always a boost to my spirits. Much appreciated my friend.
Date: 6/28/2018 4:38:00 PM
Lies and truth go hand in hand! Great poetry!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 7:09:00 AM
Thanks Yazmin.
Date: 6/28/2018 4:31:00 AM
They say when you start believing your own lies then you're in trouble, Richard much to ponder on this deep poem of yours. Interestingly enough I was reading an article only the other day which said that lying takes more brainpower than telling the truth. People lie more convincingly if given time to rehearse their fibs. There are many great lines in your very interesting write especially this one....Yet there is truth hidden flickering within the spin. A definite fave for me to read again and ponder some more on.....Maria hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 7:10:00 AM
A very interesting response, thanks Maria.
Date: 6/27/2018 4:27:00 PM
Richard, a clever poetic spin indeed. Ah, the coinage of this world...Whether the call is heads or tails they are connected with scales. Good luck, Going to be a coin toss for Catie. g
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:06:00 AM
Thanks George.
Date: 6/27/2018 3:01:00 PM
A lot of people wouldn't know what truth is even if it was choking them. One thing about truth is, it never changes, but lies do. Lies grow to appear truthful! Interesting
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:12:00 AM
Thanks for the visit, I was wondering where you went.
Date: 6/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
Power words indeed!! So many thoughts to ponder. To tell the truth, or believe lies. It is easy to be honest, just like it is to spread untruth. It is within each individual to make the right choice. ~ Maia (Brandy)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:18:00 AM
Thanks Brandy.
Date: 6/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
I was going to say this is the best thing I've ever read but wasn't sure if a white lie would lead me to lie on the other side of the coin...this is great Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:17:00 AM
Thanks Tim.:0)
Date: 6/27/2018 12:08:00 PM
Very cleverly constructed and executed poem, Richard -- this I really enjoyed! My very best regards. :) john
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:17:00 AM
Thanks John.
Date: 6/27/2018 9:57:00 AM
Great poem and should be a contest winner. I haven's seen what the contest asks for but will look it up. Joyce
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/29/2018 8:18:00 AM
Thanks Joyce.
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