Hidden Truths

Our latest collaborative poem that I will link to dVerse Open Link … pub opens at 3PM EST.

The voice of collaborative poetry

Copyright Björn Rudberg Copyright Björn Rudberg


Hidden truths
exposed as lying smoke;
sombre syllables of sullen clouds.
Once captured as an asset in their balance sheets
and silent wings of a smothered gull
Now its frozen tears are
Broken shells,
Tokens from a midden
Once hidden, rising from the cutting,
Reminders of people we killed and dispossessed
To grab our wealth, however flimsy.
These ancestors abide.
Always there
the omnipresent might
of shiny purgatory pipes we dread
in oily arguments and given compensations
of discounted gasoline and games
forgetting melodies –
wondering
where did the world go wrong?
The collective skills of humankind –
Genius, curiosity, guile and conscience
distilled within these metal sluices,
syphoned to the pockets
of the few
The disconnect divides
Faith and faithless, believers, liars
High rise friars and broadcasts of promised immaculates
Clasp our hands, intertwined in wiring
Mouths open, eyes are closed
Salvation –
disguised by persuasions

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12 responses to “Hidden Truths

  1. ‘where did the world go wrong?’
    ‘mouths open, eyes are closed’
    Those two lines are the ones that stand out for me, Bjorn!

  2. A lot of alliteration and hard, guttural sounds in there, which sound like machinery. I don’t know if this was deliberate, but it adds to the chilling effect of the poem.

  3. Good thoughts but a bit preachy Bjorn. That is the trouble with poems of this nature–one has things to say that need to be said without getting caught up in saying them rather than showing them. Best>KB

  4. I smiled that even your collaborative poetry is a form, Björn. I believe there are many hidden truths, or hidden lies. I try to be aware of them without feeling burdened and discouraged.

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