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Truth and Lies

by MythsAndDreams

Libraries: Poetry and Song Lyrics

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A poem I thought of about all the lies in society.

Society thrives on lies

Small lies, white lies, cruel lies, painful lies

For a country cannot thrive on truth.


Sometimes the lies are necessary

The simple questions, “Does this make me look fat?”

“Does my hair look terrible?”

“How was my writing?”

Cannot be answered with the truth

For to answer honestly would be to seem cruel

And so a lie is told.


“No, it doesn’t,” you claim

But does your lie help?

You spare the other’s feelings

But others may not be as merciful as you.


So maybe…

In the end

It is better to tell the truth

Than to give a lie.

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