Speak: Truth Tellers?

Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin.
Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one's community back from the path of sin.
------------------------------------------------Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

You sugar coat and dress it up
like lil’ Barbie it’s all dolled up
Masking it beneath platitudes
with a nonchalant attitude
Because your scared of rejection
you prevent my comprehension
Smothering needed correction
to prevent possible tension
Spoken with the best intentions
you portray a misconception
In an attempt to remain my friend
you instead contribute to my end
In an effort to persuade
you evade and parade
To maintain this masquerade
that is being portrayed
you weave webs of deceit
making truth seem obsolete.


Daydah said...

Who did this to you? Lovely poetry but I really want to know what happened. It has got my mind disturbed...

Rinsola said...

Nice one. "you weave webs of deceit
making truth seem obsolete."

Atutupoyoyo said...

Oh what a tangled web we weave with our lies. Is this 1st person Kaf?

I am intrigued (as always)

P.s How is the bedding in period going? Things becoming more familiar?

Jaycee said...

wow...this is how people cover the truths, by sticking lollipops in the mouths of their friends.

This was beautiful. Even as Christians we must learn to say the TRUTH as it really is and not wrap it up in birthday packages with nice red bows. I pray for the GRACE to be able to be more outspoken abt the truth...esp God's truth...

Kafo said...

@ Daydah: calm down girl. of course there is a story but it wasn't a slight about mii.

@ Rinsola: if only you knew how much pleasure it gave mii to write those words.

@ Atutupoyoyo: yeah I'm adapting. it actually got better quickly. First person: yeah a part of it is. Wishing to speak and not being able to because of stuff and fear and stuff and rules and stuff and stuff. Thanks

@ Jaycee: i love you!

UnNaked Soul said...

Deeply orgasmic!
Very Soulful...

baby baby hit me one more time *wink*

UndaCovaSista said...

Nice flow..

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Allied said...

Beautiful but sad. I once felt like this.... The Truth will always set us free

Jem said...

Oh my Goodness !!!!!! This is raw bitterweet truth! Yet, one of ur best works because its moving. I really like this gurl....

Street Preacher said...

Sadly it comes to a group of us labelled "people pleasers" not cos we desire to be deceitful but en expression of our weakness... one we bear till we journey to freedom... nice one Kafo!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

babe i just love the way you write... i read it twice and it read different to me every time... Beautiful