Poetry Reading: Im Zweifel zur Wahrheit, by Erich Ruhl Bady

Performed by Carina Cojeen

POETRY 7 questions:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

We can be sure on our way to truth if we allow (ourselves) to doubt. We need to doubt.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

In an exibition I saw the installation of three signposts – two pointed nearly to the same direction –  to the direction of truth and doubt – the other signpost showed the way to the opposite … the indecisiveness (deutsch: Unentschlossenheit)

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Since about six years, even more since three years

4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Barack Obama

5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I think there could be the chance to increase the range (I hope I’ll be allowed to show the link on my pages…) – and the other reason: I would like to hear my poem spoken by another voice (because I’m a narrator as well – all my 50 poems are to be listened on AUDIYOU –    https://www.audiyou.de/benutzer/smoothenergy99/0.html

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Sometimes reviews about books or films – in my main job (Journalist / Press officer) I write articles and speeches – The other side job is audiobook narrator (should be more 🙂

7) What is your passion in life?

I will never stop to believe in the possibilities of personal development and in the power of compassion and dignity – therefore sometimes I try to consolidate my thoughts and my deep sentiments into a poem – and my wife, my two daughters and my four grandchildren motivate me to carry on

THE POETRY FESTIVAL is a real great project which brings together open minded and warm-hearted people.
Thank you for this grand idea.



Read Poetry: Im Zweifel zur Wahrheit, by Erich Ruhl-Bady

Genres: Hope / Philosophical



You get closer to truth if you use your ability to doubt.

Doubt and truth are much closer to one another than you think.

The opposite of truth isn’t the lie but the indecisiveness.



Im Zweifel zur Wahrheit


Der Kompass geht im Überfluss

So lieblich gern verloren

Es bettet sich der Schnellverdruss

In manche kluge Foren


Der Wert des Menschen Endlichkeit

Schafft Auswahl im Dazwischen

Auf Grübeln folgt Entschlossenheit

Impulse woll’n sich mischen


Zur Wahrheit des Entscheidungswegs

Der Zweifel kennt die Maschen

Wer zweifelt braucht nicht aufzugeben

Er kann sich überraschen