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Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Foreword: I was inspired to write this when I was contacted to write a piece for possible inclusion in an anthology publication. One of the themes I was interested in writing about is Life's Bitter Truth. I was given the option to write a poem, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity! I thought about how harsh life is for some, or can become for people. Yet despite changes in my own life, I still turn to my faith in God.

The fact of the matter is

Life has a truth which is bitter

Storm surge will sweep through

Discard you aside like shredded, torn litter

Even for those who are keen

Will see that the grass is not always green

When over the fence they peer

See a mirror reflecting their fear

With one hand it offers you hope

On the other, left to wonder how you will cope?

For I know I cannot do life alone

I know that you see me, I know that you know

But what do I do when I doubt?

When I feel life is locking me out?

I turn to those in the end

Who never fail me, always defend

God, father wife and my brother

They love me, no joy in seeing me suffer

So, the fact of the matter is

The truth of our lives is not always bitter

Love and light, in the mix make it sweeter

To bare life when on the edge we teeter.

(©) Dom Giddy 2020

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