Inspired by Tell All The Truth by Emily Dickinson

I want the truth;
not slanted speaking,
not crooked dealing.

I seek the truth;
uncommon exploring,
prejudice imploding.

I want the truth;
words beguiling,
thoughts inspiring.

I seek the truth;
falseness repulsing,
deceit disgusting.

This is my truth;
forsaking lightening,
heavy burdens shared.

I prefer that such care
and kindness be embraced -
not feared, gladly bared.

Debbie Lee is passionate about wordplay, music and stories. One of her sisters is abbreviated to B, which perhaps explains being drawn to places like Ballarat, Brunswick and Brisbane. Publications include fourW, page seventeen, Paradise Anthology, Pink Panther Magazine, Sacred/Profane and Stereo Stories. Please visit for more writing.