Truth Is A Lie


Truth Is A Lie



Misery is a singular experience

not to be confused with miserable,

for those who are miserable are

the unfortunates whose open eyes

remain blind to the bright side.


Misery is possession,

occupancy by a doppelgänger,

who goes everywhere in your stead,

who smiles at parties, chats lightly,

and responds gaily when met.


The possessed know

there can never be light at the end

of their ever-narrowing tunnel,

know that the truth that there is

always a light is in truth a lie.




Anthony Wade


Anthony Wade, a Forward Prize nominee, is a graduate lawyer with a Master’s Degree, an Irish national educated in England who also worked in The Netherlands.  He has published poems in Ariel Chart, BorderlessBoyne BerriesDrawn To The LightDreichGreen InkMonthsToYearsLakeview International Literary Journal, Scrittura MagazineSetu Bilingual JournalStrands Lit Sphere, Tiny Seeds and The Dawntreader.  He received a Highly Commended in the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2018.  He now lives by the sea in East Cork and is an active member of the Midleton Writers’ Group.

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