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Poetry of Issue #8        Page 3

ANYWAY

I know the truth about some people, but have no idea
why I always say: “Love them anyway.” I know
the truth about kindness, but have no idea why I

always say: “Help people anyway.” I know the truth
about success, false friends and real foes, but have
no idea why I always say: “Do your best anyway,

succeed anyway.” I know the truth about memory,
how short the memory is, but have no idea why I
say: “The good things will be forgotten soon or after

centuries, never mind, do good anyway.” I know the truth
about life, what I spend the seconds, years, millenniums
for a care and building, hoping and wishing may be

destroyed momentarily, but have no idea why I say:
“Care, build and carry on anyway.” I know here is
the oneness of silence and noise, lifted by the ascent

of the breath and the wishes and here is the truth about
giving— give to life what is life’s and give to love what
is love’s, the world could take it back, can take it back,

will take it back, but have no idea why I say:
“Give the world the very best always and anyway.”
Do I have to trust my knowledge or accept my own words

from the other side of myself? And if I show you all my sides
will you love me anyway? I don’t know, but I always say:
“Love always wins, if not it won’t be love.”

  David Dephy: March 12, 2020