Truth and art

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It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.
-Robert Browning
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Spoken words, expressions, actions can hide

Almost anything a person feels inside

But when an artist displays his art

It unveils the truth hidden in his heart

Truth can be monstrous, unpalatable

Scathing, searing, quite unbearable

Art is a varnish carefully applied, 

Skilfully, the ugliness of truth it can hide

Presenting the truth ornamentalized

Art disguises truth, I have realized

If you look deep into an artistic creation

A painting, a sculpture, a theatrical presentation

You can get a glimpse into the creator’s mind

A bitter truth of life you will likely find..

Subtly presented, aesthetically pleasing

Nonetheless, for recognition pleading..

Art is therefore a necessary invention

From the naked truth to provide us protection!

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