You need Courage

by Meena Krish   Aug 3, 2016

Tucked away safely
within a closet,
it sits unnoticed where
no light can touch or
reveal its true colors;

For when it comes
out of hiding and falls
into the ears of trust...

A close knit foundation will crumble.

But it cannot breathe
under a blanket of false happiness
for long because,

Truth never remains silent.


You need courage
for honesty to show itself
and appreciated
whole heartedly;

Life is better to live
with a conscience
free of burden
then hiding behind lies.


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  • 2 years ago

    by William Mae

    I love this write Meena, our inner soul is revealed only to the heart who owns it. If it shines or when it shines will only be when the owner of it desires to reveal it. The truth will and always changes every perception of reality. The owner of the the souls truth is also it's gate keeper, and only they control its ability to breathe. I love this poem

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Meena, another powerful and inspirational write. It's true we need courage to be honest because sometimes the truth hurts but it's better than lying through our teeth to make someone happy because eventually they'll realise the lies and be unhappy anyway.

    'and appreciated'
    I think the word 'be' is missing here from the middle.

    All the best, Em

  • 2 years ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    What a beautiful personification of Honesty and Courage. Thanks for sharing!

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Meena, how very true that is! Not everybody has the courage to be truthful or stand up for what they truly believe. Well done-

  • 2 years ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    In the last line, I believe "then" is supposed to be "than".

    Otherwise, a wonderful piece!