What is truth?

In today’s world it is almost impossible to tell what truth is.  I’ve been doing a little research and I’m not quite finished with it yet, I’m looking for some more data and I will post it here when I find it.  However I thought I would go ahead and post this most beautiful and eloquent poem by Muhammad Ali.


The face of truth is open,
The eyes of truth are bright,
The lips of truth are ever closed,
The head of truth is upright.

The breast of truth stands forward,
The gaze of truth is straight,
Truth has neither fear nor doubt,
Truth has patience to wait.

The words of truth are touching,
The voice of truth is deep,
The law of truth is simple:
All that you sow you reap.

The soul of truth is flaming,
The heart of truth is warm,
The mind of truth is clear,
And firm through rain or storm.

Facts are but its shadows,
Truth stands above all sin;
Great be the battle in life,
Truth in the end shall win.

The image of truth is Christ,
Wisdom’s message its rod;
Sign of truth is the cross,
Soul of truth is God.

Life of truth is eternal,
Immortal is its past,
Power of truth will endure,
Truth shall hold to the last.

– Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr)

I’ve always loved Muhammad Ali, he had such a simple way of expressing his feelings and what was on his mind.  I believe he really had a heart for God.  I was not much of a boxing fan my whole life I don’t know why.  But when I was a little boy Muhammad Ali was the center of attention, in news a lot.  Whether it be his stand on the war in Vietnam or life issues. Anyway when I heard him recite this poem and I thought it was poetic justice, specially when he ended by saying, “That’s a masterpiece!”

I also believe it’s a masterpiece.  Brilliant and simple.  #truth