The Old Truth

by Iliya Kambai Dennis

Why should the truth be construed
When the truth is already true?
I’ve traveled high and low,
I can’t recall the moon
Explaining why she appears only at night.

Why should the truth be construed
When the truth is already true?
If lilies could speak, I’m sure,
They would not explain why
They are lucidly pure.

Why should the truth be construed
When the truth is already true?
Can’t imagine the Trinity so impeccable,
Explaining their sublime mystery
To a cruel world filled with misery.

The truth can’t be construed,
Because she is already true.
The judge can sit on it
Like we sit on our thoughts.

If the truth is not defiled,
Lies will not fill this file,
Politics will be more mirific,

The air will be more pacific,
B’cos the truth is still
The old truth.

Iliya Kambai Dennis hails from Kaduna state, Nigeria. He is a physics student at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto,Nigeria. He loves writing, especially poetry. Click here for his previous poem on Afreecan Read