The up and down of beating drums are heard across the lake
As falsehood twists the message and the drummers take no break.
The solid door, self-righteousness, defends. It’s locked to win.
Convinced that truth rests safe inside is where truth can’t get in.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille. Mish is hosting with the word “drum”.

Leafless Branches

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

70 thoughts on “Drum”

  1. In a lifetime, we are fortunate if we improve our listening and communicative skills.
    I was in my 40’s before I figured it out.

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  2. Hard to believe others can learn the same truths we’ve learned by a different pathway. If the world would accept this..so many fewer holy wars waged to prove we are right!

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  3. Such a powerful and insightful line “Convinced that truth rests safe inside is where truth can’t get in.” Wow!

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  4. I really enjoyed this piece. The photo you use is perfect. Symbolism of 2 trees – one leaved, the other not. Each with limb reaching toward the other yet not touching. And of course, the empty bench. Excellent!

    Thank you for following my blog 🙂

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