A beautiful truth

I often wish you knew my truth—
knew it intimately, intensely and let
it burn incandescently in your veins,
molten lava flowing, a glacier of glaring crimson
gently moving, affecting, astonishing you.

I often wish you knew me before
you let the hammer strike,
scream, ‘Guilty!’
I often wish you haunted the corridors
I haunt, wish you looked in the scarred
mirror I look in, claw marks and tears
that made me bleed, that ripped flesh
and tore ligament.

They say truth is beautiful
but I wish you knew my truth.
They say love conquers all
but I wish you knew that there’s no
love when you’re imprisoned in a cage,
a blue bird turned raven,
songs turning into shrieks and caws.

I often wish you took my place,
knew what walking to Golgotha really meant,
knew an emotional crucifixion,
a nail pierced soul for nobody’s
redemption, not even mine.
No resurrection, no stone of darkness
rolled, no men in white, no ancestors
walking streets, all of us finally at
collective peace.

They say truth is beautiful
but I wish you knew my truth.
They say love conquers all
but I wish you knew that there’s no
love when you’re imprisoned in a cage,
a blue bird turned raven,
songs turning into shrieks and caws.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2018)

You’ll find more of Nitin’s work at Fighting the dying light

7 Comments Add yours

  1. tara caribou says:

    Straight to the heart of things.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Yeah. I actually wanted to bring in a songwriting aspect to this piece. I don’t know if I succeeded but I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. tara caribou says:

        You absolutely did. I was kind of singing it in my mind as I read it.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Nitin says:

        Thank you so much for that! I was actually listening to a very well written song when I wrote this and wondered if I could reproduce something similar. The theme is different but I wanted a similar style.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Thank you for the reblog Anthony.

      Like

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