Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.

Radical Honesty

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Once upon a time
Like all fairy tales start
We agreed
No lies
Brutal honesty

Great idea
Sounds good anyway

Reality is
Truth hurts
Doesn't sound pretty
Cuts to the core

You don't like sushi?
My gift was hurtful?
I'm not perfect?
You have a past?
You've made mistakes?
You're not sure about us?

Is it time to go back
Back to the fairy tale?

No chance
Even at it's worst
Truth wins

Reality is
Truth is freeing
May not sound pretty
Gets at the core

Creates new conversation
Brings change
New ways of being
Deeper connection
True love

by Ken Carlson

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