lie to me

There are the lies you tell to make yourself feel better,
The ones that don’t hurt anyone,
That makes you laugh at life instead of cry.

There are the lies you tell to avoid the truth,
It’s not something you can face,
And the poison that spills from your mouth sounds better than it tastes,

And then,
Then there are the lies you tell so well you begin to think they are the truth.
(And most days you lie and tell yourself they are
Who’s gonna tell you otherwise?)

These are the lies that are most dangerous,
I tell them and listen as you repeat them back,
And that taste is back in my mouth, bitter, but swallowing gets easier each time,
Lies, the fabric of our reality,
Mine and yours,
And I’m not sure I’m ready to change that.

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37 thoughts on “lie to me

  1. Matthew says:

    From your last post I thought I would be without your expressions most every day for a little while. I understand how writing sometimes seems to come to end one only to begin again the next day. I may not always click the “like” button but I always enjoy all of your expressions because they come from you, depicting behind the pain, a love in your heart so truly beautiful. I’m happy to see you today.

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  2. Nina Bell says:

    Amazing sense of self and societal awareness. I spend a lot of time thinking of how honest I am to myself and others. So thank you for letting me know that I’m not alone. Beautifully written.

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  3. faithalone63 says:

    I always appreciate how open you are in your writings. It is as if a certain part of you is woven within your words. Thank you for just being you.

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Boy so true when it comes to lies. They sting the soul and fill our hearts with a sense of loss. You sure hit on the damage lies can do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful verse.

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