A Modern Truth

Poem By Daniel Bates

A girl I once knew of beauties born,
But poison was she, and full of scorn.
The heart was right and depth within
But shallowness was all that shone.

So common is this affliction of life,
That beauty, true beauty is of troubled strife
And rarely does morality cast its shadow
And this cuts deep like a knife.

The want for muscle and might and girth
And not for love of child birth
Sign of times I hear her say
I weep for the future of our earth

So common is this superficiality
That it becomes a stark reality,
Maybe I look to wrong places for love,
But I find this a frequent commonality.

Cynical, maybe but I doubt that's the truth,
I simply find modernity uncouth,
Long for I, a simple being
A loving, caring simple you!

Comments about A Modern Truth

Great poem of beauty and emotional truth.
Nice poems. True love when hearts speak before tongues. Keep Up!
Simple loving and caring is wonderful in this drafting. Wisely penned poem shared on.10

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To read a poem bares their soul,
O' love, o' hatred, o'death, o' thought,
It's within the words in which we are taught,
In these readings I become nigh owl.

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Not friends have I, that I can bare my soul
Yet in these words I can allow
Why? Why don't I have people to confide?
I used to, perhaps it's my pride.

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The undulations of life find me sitting here,
Like hills in the peaks, rolling on until the end.
For now I'm alone, sad and full of un-cheer,
But, a light, my thoughts offer to lend

Poetic Justice!

What life giveth, can be taken away
Only a strong will can sometimes make stay.
The pleasures you work so hard to acquire,
The good times you have to admire