Where Can Truth be Found?(A Villanelle)

The truth is precious as a diamond, bright;
it is hidden from those who strive alone,

but glimmers, sweet, when thought on care, alight. 

The loudest voices shout they have the right,

not seeing others’ pain, ’cause truth they “own”

And truth is precious as a diamond, bright.

Those who live adversity bring insight

not found within the bounds of safety zone.

But truth glimmers, where thought on care, alight. 

It won’t be found where greed and power hold tight,
for wisdom shines where empathy is honed. 

The truth is precious as a diamond, bright. 

Not wielded like a hammer, bringing blight,
truth will reveal the way to guide us home.

 It glimmers, sweet, when thought on care, alight. 

Seek with your heart to know the truth and right,
and humbly hear what other souls have known. 

The truth is precious as a diamond, bright,

and glimmers, sweet, when thought on care, alight. 

©Laurie Lynn Newman

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