Sun Kissed Days

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Speak Truth

Thoughts scattered like visions in dreams.
Hard questions that are buried deep,
past errors suffocated and silenced away.
Politicians guilt us into feeling dirty,
throwing crumbs on our paper plates,
a bitter morsel hard to swallow.
A detour, confusion, and more conversation.
Speak up, speak loud the truth,
is the only communication we desire.

38 comments:

  1. I love the rhythm in this ... so well written

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  2. Yes, some honesty spoken please! From ourselves and others.

    ps: Ayala, what is the name of that statue?

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  3. true that...and i like the inclusion of politicians as right now i dont trust any of them to know what that means...speak it!

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  4. ah truth... if only we can hear it above the noise.

    and a relevant post as well ~

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  5. Wow! I love these concrete images that give this piece so much weight - feeling dirty - paper plates. I like the feel of the way you put these words down on paper. Love it!

    Namaste..........cj

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  6. Speaking our truth is such a powerful action and we should celebrate our right to do so in this country! Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. It's not the volume we're after but rather the content.

    Love the crumbs on our paper plates line.

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  8. Oh, I think this is one of my favorites from you, Ayala! Well done :)

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  9. Very strong. I like the line 'past errors suffocated and silenced away' Sad that errors can turn us into liars instead of learners, and people even more determiined to speak the truth.

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  10. Mel, I am not certain what the name of the statue is. I saw it by the Louvre in Paris. :)

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  11. Brian...they lose more trust every day...they need to wake up and smell the coffee.

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  12. Thank you, CJ. Best wishes to you!

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  13. Belinda, yes, yes, yes. We just want them to speak the truth some of the time, because you know that they won't speak the truth all of the time.

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  14. I am glad that you liked it, Adrienne.
    :) thanks.

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  15. I enjoyed your sentiments though they weren't cheerful.

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  16. I love what Belinda said about the content: we often block out the one who screams the loudest, irrespective of what they're saying

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  17. great capture!

    deep words



    Aloha from Waikiki;


    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  18. We all desire truth, every day.

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  19. well said strong message and clearly written!

    enjoyed it!

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  20. Sara, I agree with both of you.

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  21. Melissa, we desire it and we don't always get it.

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  22. Honesty is the only communication I desire...political or not. Well said.

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  23. Thank you, Ameena. The truth is the only communication I desire as well.

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  24. I do think hard questions are buried deep (and worth excavating).

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  25. Oooooh. This imagery works well for me with more than just politics. I want the truth that is buried deep. Great write.

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  26. It's scary to think of excavating the words (unspoken by us, spoken by others) that lie next to our core. Perhaps it'd be cathartic to unleash them and set them free ... but who's brave enough to try it?

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  27. Lauren, definitely worth excavating!

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  28. Kelly, they say the truth shall set you free :)

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  29. Oh, the truth...seems to be beyond reach so often these days as it's covered in so much slime...

    Powerful, ayala. I loved it.

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  30. Thank you, Talon. I like what you say here, the truth is covered up with slime.

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