Truth Beckons

Dare I heed its call?
I’ve fought it for so long
Did all I could to stall
But I see now I was wrong

But when bigotry was all I knew
It was safer with my own kind
So I remained captive
To my own closed mind

I refused to let the light in
To my dark and dank cell
I’m suffocating in this prison
Of my own private kind of Hell

But the light of truth beckons
It’s just too bright to ignore
And I’ve learned too much
To wear blinders anymore

I’m done making excuses
Time to set myself free
From the false beliefs and biases
That have crippled me

I’ll pull out my ignorance
Right down to its roots
And face my fear to finally find
The beauty of my truth

–Russ Towne

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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4 Responses to Truth Beckons

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    Russ this is really good with so much meaning hiding between the words… love it

  2. It was very beautiful Russ…Diane

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