May 8, 2014


I used to have an opinion, or two

or three, pretty sure that I still do

but so many have told me so much

at odds with what I think I know

Im not sure what I ought to say

any more. Not that I am doubtful

of what I know I know, but others

knowing all they know they know

decry what I believe as it were false


In a world like this, where every

thought is second guessed and

regardless of its hold on truth

doubted by those with thoughts

of their own, how can truth be

found amid such noise and clamour

save from a VOICE much clearer


I used to have an opinion but I cant have them any more

was told instead to think thoughts not my own

was unable to speak words worthy others thought

sweeter words than I had crafted always being chosen

counter debates than I had made always being praised

as what I had said and done and thought and bled

were of no greater worth than be the motivation

for the ridicule, correction and improvement of others




as if the fount from which words arose were different


I Used to Have an Opinion or Two
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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