Category: truth

Once you become no 

longer afraid of the truth, 

no lie can hold you. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Write it down. Read it. 

Read it again. Then you’ll know 

if you’ve written truth. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

About hidden truths 

ask the swan, who all her life 

studies reflection. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Sometimes, telling the 

truth feels exactly the same 

as telling a lie. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

A lie can rhyme with 

other lies, but only truth 

can rhyme with itself. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

A heart’s darkest part 

harbors its share of truths, which 

should not be ignored. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Truth’s mark is often 

how baffling it is, even 

after it’s revealed. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Truth is most often, 

yet not always, best expressed 

in the present tense. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Just as lying gets 

easier with practice, the 

truth gets more painful. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer