Strange Beliefs

By johntaiyu

Someone asked me
just this morning
what was the strangest thing
I believed to be true.

Well, I said,
there's lots I believe
that people find strange,
and lots that's strange
that people believe.

Which goes just as well
not just for beliefs
but also truths
and knowing.

Because, after all,
even pinning this stuff down -
reducing thoughts to words -
is itself, well,


So there you have it,
my weird friend:

my strange belief
is the notion that beliefs can be shared

with words.

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© 2006 johntaiyu
Published on Friday, September 1, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • K_Love On Friday, September 1, 2006, K_Love (529)By person wrote:

    Thought provoking and clever write. It is very very true. I liked this one, I'm wrapped around your words, very beautiful write.

  • blue On Friday, September 1, 2006, blue (1460)By person wrote:

    I bow to you* ~b

  • TaintedButterfly On Friday, September 1, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Damn John, this goes without saying, but I'm gonna say it anyway, you're brilliant! This and you say it all! Amazing... *hugs* Julia~

  • A former member wrote: "my strange belief/is the notion that beliefs can be shared/with words." Gah, you left me reeling in truths you portrayed here. Excellent write, this piece of reality. ~*Beth*~

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