“Truth” by Tom Graffagnino


Tom Graffagnino posted this on Facebook. With his permission, he’s allowed me to post it here. The words in italics are his.

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  • What if Truth, sir, isn’t “pretty”?
  • What if Truth, in fact, offends?
  • Would you cling to it regardless?
  • Would you answer…”That depends” ?
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  • Would you knock and seek the Truth, sir…
  • If Truth didn’t fit your bill?
  • Would you hold on to it tightly?
  • Even if your dreams were killed?
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  • Would you follow Truth wherever?
  • Apprehend it?….Honestly?
  • Would you ask for confirmation?
  • Would you then wait patiently?
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  • Would you seek Truth’s honest answer?
  • After Truth would you inquire?
  • If you found it, would you bow there?
  • Would you let your lies expire?
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  • If Truth didn’t meet your standards,
  • Would you simply walk away?
  • If you thought Truth too “exclusive”,
  • Would you leave, or would you stay?
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  • If the Truth, sir, seemed to “judge” you,
  • Would you say…”Don’t look at ME!”
  • And if Truth looked somewhat “messy”,
  • Would you then part company?
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  • If Truth guaranteed rejection,
  • Would you push it, sir, aside?
  • Would you love it, man, or leave it?
  • If Truth found you, would you hide?
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  • If Truth wasn’t to your “liking”,
  • Could you love it, anyway?
  • If it were, say,…”inconvenient”,
  • (Tell the truth now)… Would it play?
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  • Would you still embrace the Truth, sir,
  • If it contradicted you?
  • Would you simply just dismiss it?
  • Would you dream up something new?
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  • If you found Truth hard to swallow,
  • Would you chew on it a while?
  • Would you “jockey for position”?
  • Would you judge it "not your style"?
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  • If Truth stood, sir, right before you…,
  • And just didn’t suit your taste,
  • Would you make the Pilate error?
  • Would you have the Truth erased?
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