Truth Is Rarely an Expression of Love

Music: Aria Variata, BVW989, Variation #1.
by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Brendan Kinsella at the Free Music Archive
under a Copyright-Only Dedication license.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Follow this site on Facebook

Follow this site on Instagram

Follow this site on Twitter

Hear me read
the poem as
an MP3 file.

Watch me read
the poem as
a YouTube video.

Alpha List

Love Poems

Number
Poems

About This
Site

Poems for
Free

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

Truth is rarely an expression of love:
Honesty most often precedes pain.
In hope there is the fragrance of illusion;
Romance requires the charm of light confusion;
The best lovers are criminally insane.
Yet lies, eventually, will suck out passion.

One must be truthful if one hopes to love:
Not cruelly, but enough to ease delusion.
Each love must be broken, then built back again.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.





[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the week]
[site policy] [about me] [ links]