Truths May Not Be Truths

When I said that I saw a snake
That I had seen, it was true.
When I said that I saw a snake
That I hadn’t, it was false.
When I said that I saw a snake
That I mistook a rope for,
It was true according to me.
The so said truths passed on to us
Need not necessarily truths.
12.06.2010

by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Comments (9)

SOLE GRIEF hankers after all over the poem
'quicksilver voice that dances among the stars'- wonderful poem.
A heart-wrenching poem - I can think of only a few worse scenarios - - Knight is am impressive artist, capturing the moment where it will stand for an eternity.
Fascinating cross between the descriptive and the ethereal- I die as I watch..
This is a vivid portrait made poignant and resonant with its ending. -GK
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