conundrum

Poem #25 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction


honesty is like a currency
pilgrim

it will buy you entry
to places otherwise barred
no matter the coinage offered

the pain that comes
when you are rebuffed
is the shock of the unexpected
for what honest person would anticipate
mistrust

and therein lies the conundrum
pilgrim
for the only response
is honesty
yet again

do not despair at this
but know
trust can only be purchased
a single truth
at a time


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #26: fulfillment

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