SOULTales - Character Strengths, Stories & Vocabulary

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cannot say it better

Here is a poem that I found, worth every letter in gold!
The joy of stories wrapped up in a brilliant ditty.



Naked Truth walked down the street one day.

People turned their eyes away.

Parable arrived, draped in decoration.

People greeted Parable with celebration.

Naked Truth sat alone, sad and unattired,

"Why are you so miserable?" Parable inquired.

Naked Truth replied, "I'm not welcome anymore.

No one wants to see me. They chase me from their door."

"It is hard to look at Naked Truth," Parable explained.

"Let me dress you up a bit. Your welcome will be gained."

Parable dressed Naked Truth in story's fine attire,

with metaphor, poignant prose, and plots to inspire.

With laughter and tears and adventure to unveil,

together they went forth to spin a tale.

People opened their doors and served them their best.

Naked Truth dressed in story was a welcome guest.
(Forest, 1996)