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Tags: lies, truth, loss
We all say things that we wish we could take back.
We all stretch the truth from time to time
I should know, 
I have committed this crime.

Though you point your finger at me and declare
You liar! You fake!
How could you dare?

I wonder if you have ever, been in my shoes,
Where you were forced, 
Yes, made to choose

Between living the lie and keeping things nice,
Continuing to lie 
With blood that’s like ice.

Or telling the truth and risk losing it all
To the joy of the vultures 
Who are watching you crawl.

Are you sure you’ve not lied? That you’re beyond reproach?
That you have the right to crush me 
Like I’m a mere roach?

I bet you have secrets, that you don’t want told
Some may be new, 
Some may be old.

I told the truth when it mattered the most
And because of this truth, 
I am now just a ghost,

To the man who adored me and gave me his heart
The truth was like poison,
It caused us to part.

You're the one person I never wanted to hurt
Then why did I lie?
And treat you like dirt.

Perhaps I got caught up, and forgot it was real.
I always believed 
You were made of steel.

And now I am sorry, for the lies I have told
So I told the truth
Yes, I was that bold!

Now I am truthful with the words that I utter
I won’t risk leaving
Another heart in the gutter.

The damage is done, I cannot undo
The pain and the hurt 
I’ve inflicted on you.

Perhaps we’ll both heal, with time and a prayer
But I doubt you’ll again 
Be my dragon slayer.

I bid you farewell, nothing more can I say
I knew when I started 
It would turn out this way.

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