A Bit of Truthiness

What’s the truth about myself?
I am not a dusty shelf,
Where the cups and saucers sit,
And the crickets never quit
Making noises all the night,
Thinking that they bring delight.
Nor am I a blast of air
Roaring here and roaring there,
Knocking wigs off women’s heads,
Ripping oak leaves into shreds.
Here’s the truth, if truth be told:
Older than the stones, I’m old!

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Truth”

Posted on October 2, 2019, in light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Old but not dusty has to be good!

  2. Hang on there…is this a competition? I am the one that is old!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      How shall we determine the truth of your statement? 🙂

      On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 5:16 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. I love all the descriptions here, especially the knocking of wigs off heads. Lol.

  4. I like this, I do! “tell all the truth, but tell it slant’ Truth is old, and neither resides solely in stillness nor in action. There’s the shelf, and there’s the wind, but neither is not the whole story. Unfortunately, people in action don’t feel they have the time to be philosophical.

  5. Love the contemplation of self! Dusty shelf/ blast of air – wonderful images!

  6. Everyone is old over 40. Oldegg’s classifcation is ancient.:)

  7. Susie Clevenger

    I feel older than I did a week ago. Love the poem

  8. This poem made me smile. I’m another one who’s feeling their age, especially since looking after my grandson recently. He and my daughter will be visiting at the end of next week. We’ve planned what we’ll do and I already feel exhausted!

  9. Love the imagery. Somewhere in between?

  10. We are all heading in the same direction! Well crafted.

  11. Ha! I like the part about the wigs getting knocked off. And I have cricket even all day!

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