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And so, the details
of the absolute,
the unthinkable catastrophes
at the root,

are written off
in a margin somewhere
with the hopes that no one
will have time to care

enough to take
a second look
and identify
the twisted crooks

who strategically
stole the truth
from an occupied
phone booth…

As a lone voice
on the line,
strained from the weight
of broken time,

searched thru words
to find metaphors
to help us heave open
the heavy doors

of the churches
built up on hypocrisy,
and the history books
filled with inaccuracy…

that we may one day
pry open our eyes
and free the mouth of truth
from the cupped hand of lies.

Humankind did not rise
by being civilized.
Technology cannot adequately
muffle the cries

of a species pushed forward
by greed and extortion…
a people molded by
fear, war, and distortion.

Then of course the timeline
is written and given
with no mention of certain
places, races, or women.

A past full of holes and
souls that were stolen…
A present full of commercialized
and falsified optimism.

And a select few who feel the
weight of a fate being untold,
aware of an apocalypse
waiting to unfold

that will collapse the corrupt factions
hiding behind the American dream…
that will reveal what the politicians
struggle to keep unseen…

that will awaken an inner knowledge
of shared spirituality,
and eliminate the misconception
keeping us from being free.

And finally the cryptic visions
will all make perfect sense;
the phone booth was physicality
and the voice...higher consciousness...

M.Toth 2007
9.2007 - commentary on the corruption and manipulation of organized religion, politics, and material society - hope for the evolution of humanity to new planes of consciousness and awareness

*****UPDATE*****
This poem was featured as a DLD:
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I am very excited and honored to have been chosen :) Please take some time to fave the article and check it out!!
Sincerest thanks!!!
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Dreaming-in-Green Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I applaud you for attacking the root of the problem, especially the one concerning religion; for I don't believe that it's religion itself-religion should be rather synoymous to the way one lead's their life-but instead the people and organizations who use it as a business or gimmick. I loathe that. Your words are intelligent and true!
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful feedback! And yes, with regard to religion, I have always felt it stems out of something beautiful and has only been corrupted by those who create the "organized" versions full of fear and control features to oppress the larger population. I went to your page and plan on returning for more reading. I loved the one "You are breathing" and look forward to looking at some more. Thanks again!
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Dreaming-in-Green Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Well thanks for your support! :hug: keep writing too
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ihaveastory Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really fantastic. Bleak and hopeful. Beautifully constructed. Kudos.
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   General Artist
Thank you! I really enjoyed going through some of your poems this morning...I'll be back for some more reading soon :)
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ihaveastory Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always welcome in my gallery, and I'll be reading more of yours as well. :)
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
very well written :)
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   General Artist
Thank you! I look forward to looking at your writing more closely. I went to your page and found that I would need more time to adequately look it over. Thank you again for taking the time to look at my work!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
You are most welcome and feel free to come by,
it will be my pleasure =D
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Rhazziel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I thought of a really odd man in a phone booth calling random people there to recite this poem, and then when someone tries to find the man, he simply and mysteriously disappears.

S/He's like V and some propagandist wrapped in mystique. I'll start imagining you as that, if you don't mind.
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   General Artist
Thank you...I certainly don't mind at all :) I wasn't specifically thinking about any one character when I was writing this, but rather an overall response to a variety of related issues, however I enjoy your interpretation very much and feel that the voice of higher consciousness could certainly be embodied by any figure against organized, oppression. Thanks again!
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xorac Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! incredible - the world in a poem. absolutely amazing stuff.

:clap:
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   General Artist
"The world in a poem" - now that's one of the best compliments I've received...thank you so much! I went to your page and enjoyed reading through some of your Haikus...I am always fascinated by writers who can say so much with few words. Impressive! Thanks again for checking out my work :)
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xorac Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for looking through me gallery. hope to see more like this from you in the future :)
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Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: i'm truly impressed. wow...how'd you do that? :heart: :+fav:
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :) This poem stems from doing a lot of research and feeling inspired by interviews on Coast to Coast radio...it comes from the struggle to truly discover spirituality by pulling it out of the strangling grips of organized religion...it comes from my sincere determination to see and feel on a level that is greater than "what is" and becomes more about "what could be." Thanks again for the compliment and fave :)
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diveltho Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Man... your words definitely cry for truth... excellent master
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   General Artist
Thank you very much! Any chance of me getting an english translation of one or two of your poems? I went to your page and understand some of it but would like to get a better grasp on all the imagery...
Thanks again for the compliment and fave! :)
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Sixo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice. well structured, nice rhymes, important messages/themes. now if everyone would get interesting in learning this. check out my work if you get the time as well.
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TheScienceNerd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Writer
Finished reading all of your poetry.

All of it just as amazing as I'd hoped, glad I was watching someone who mentioned you in his journal...
*cough* :icongautman88: *cough*

I wish I could write a peom so long and full of emotion... all I can write in terms of poetry are 2 lines or less (however full of emotion they are depends).

Hope you don't mind having another watcher.
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   General Artist
Of course I'm excited to have another watcher! Thank you! My emotional poetry took a long time to evolve into longer works. Early in my writing, I was all over the place...lacked structure...more free verse, journal type work. But I spent a long time learning how to focus in on key lines, and then use them to create more specific poems later on. I feel like my writing is my consciousness...always in a state of flux...flowing in and out of different perceptual and emotional states...and hopefully always evolving into something greater...that's the goal anyway.
Thanks again!
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TheScienceNerd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Writer
Great goal, and you're welcome.
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Shade88angel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Conspiracy theories, transcendence, truth, lies...all wrapped into one ever-flowing package. This is excellent.
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gautamnair Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
now id like to know why wouldn't anyone see the earth-shattering truth in the message so beautifully brought out by this piece?? Why do people after being introduced to a reality devoid of all the commercial eye-candy and misleadingly catchy media still ignore the immensely creative and ever-inquisitive nature of being human?

This piece has really made my day... and thanks to you i have a newfound interest in poetry.

(ps: I am featuring you in my journal as i feel more people need to be exposed to your literature ... i hope you won't mind)
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   General Artist
I don't mind at all! I'm honored actually...and this is one of my poems that I felt really content and passionate about both during the process and once it was finished. I can only hope that more people look at it and enjoy it as well. Thank you again for your interest and encouragement...
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gautamnair Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i hope so too .. :)
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