Spiritual poems: “The Truth teller” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The Truth Teller


The Truth Teller lifts the curtain,
And shows us the people’s plight;
And everything seems uncertain,
And nothing at all looks right.
Yet out of the blackness groping,
My heart finds a world in bloom;
For it somehow is fashioned for hoping,
And it cannot live in the gloom.
He tells us from border to border,
That race is warring with race;
With riot and mad disorder,
The earth is a wretched place;
And yet ere the sun is setting
I am thinking of peace, not strife;
For my heart has a way of forgetting
All things save the joy of life.
I heard in my Youth’s beginning
That earth was a region of woe,
And trouble, and sorrow, and sinning:
The Truth Teller told me so.
I knew it was true, and tragic;
And I mourned over much that was wrong;
And then, by some curious magic,
The heart of me burst into song.
The years have been going, going,
A mixture of pleasure and pain;
But the Truth Teller’s books are showing
That evil is on the gain.
And I know that I ought to be grieving,
And I should be too sad to sing;
But somehow I keep on believing
That life is a glorious thing.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Anita Bowden says:

    Such a beautiful poem, Amira! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Anita! Ella has so many mystical poems…. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Superb and fantastic poem, by Ella. Lovely post, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! 🙂 ❤

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      1. You are always welcome dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️

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  3. I admire the ideas and quotations you are sharing as well as the calming and inspiring layout of your site.


    1. Aww! Thank you so much for your visit and your beautiful comment! You made my day! 🙂 ❤


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