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When A Lie is the Truth

Grace
Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Poetry Contest

Share your True Feelings on lying to hide a hurtful truth
When is fibbing acceptable. When are lies detrimental and how do you cope with 'social' lies. Have you ever been lied to?
No collaborations.
Title your poem.
Any length...but less than a book.

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Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Hi fellow poets...waiting for your participations😁

drone
drone
Dangerous Mind
Greece
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Minefield

Does it not
depend
on the circumstances
telling tall story's
among friends
acceptable
presentable
lies

Lying to a child
when mummy has died
knowing later
in their life
they will understand why

Lying for gain
to deceive
those
who do not wish
to travel their road

But we are denied
the truth in our life's
from cradle to grave
from those
who are supposed
to be honest

When we vote
for truth to arise
from the ashes
of previous
Lies

Sad is the truth
in the telling
that we live in a world
where curiosity
has become

Undone



midevil
midevil
Twisted Dreamer
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MisTake

 
 
Now my chance will never come  
for some things in life can't be undone.
 
The only touch I felt was pain
as angles joined my tears like rain.
 
To see your eyes your smile your feel
it came so close to be so real.
 
That very moment when miracles dared
I was that instant when love was shared.
 
But your truth has sadly set me free
what could have been won't ever be.
 
Forbidden a thought or whispered word said
again you will live when I am dead.
 
Loss and lost when my end begins
I'm the helpless innocence whose banished as sin.
 
Somehow forgiveness you've found that day
as together we wept as together we prayed.
Written by midevil
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midevil
midevil
Twisted Dreamer
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the worst lie is the one you tell to yourself.

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Idryad
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Thank you Drone and midevil for your respective participation.

Erotic_Goddess
Erotic_Goddess
Fire of Insight
United States
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How To Save A Life

He was corroding with the needles
littering the evermore.
I was reeling to fix a plummet
to death on trap house floors.

He wanted to stay pressed to my bossom
but I wasn't capable of mending sores.
I told him I'd be waiting to hold him
when he exited rehabilitations door.

Truth is I didn't know if life would allow the promise I so spun,
but I felt that if I told him so
he'd have stayed and he'd been lost.

That wasn't a spot I wanted on my conscienceÖ
So I did what I had to do
to save a man from hell.
I hope he can forgive me,
I did so out of love.

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Idryad
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Erotic_Goddess, thank you for your entry.

Heart_symphony
Heart_symphony
Twisted Dreamer
Canada
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the emptiness

the emptiness is like a rainstorm  
it violently pours down
soaking my clothes  
chilling me to the bone
 
the emptiness is like a dark night
desolate streets
with one lamp post flicking  
illuminating vacant pavement  
 
the emptiness is like a cage  
trapping me in my own torment
i stick my arm through the bars  
clawing for freedom
 
the emptiness is like nothing
itís the absence  
itís the unnatural loneliness  
itís the null thudding
 
itís the quiver in my voice  
itís the voidness behind my eyes
itís painted behind my smile
itís the truth in all the lies
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LunaGreyhawk
LunaGreyhawk
Fire of Insight
United States
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The Ravenís Shadow

the ravenís shadow    
paid me a visit today; †
she always reminds me † †  
after a drink or two † †
why I donít hang around † †  
with her anymore; † †
rude, † †
she pulls up a chair, † †
always uninvited † †
and helps herself † †
to my best, † †
taking shot after shot † †
until thereís nothing left † †
except this ache † †
digging deep into my chest, † †
is this constant fight all there is? † †
† †  
I try so hard to remember - † †  
those days when I was happy † †
when the hell was that? † †
whatever passes for peace † †
when you try to fill † †
a cracked glass † †
full of the finest † †
only means † †
youíll †keep trying † †
to top me off, † †
go ahead please, Iím begging you † †
but itís just going to drip † †
from between my poorly glued pieces, † †
thrown to the floor † †  
so many times † †  
theyíll never fit flush again; † †
it all escapes me, † †
and Iím terrified † †
itíll never be enough † †
to make me feel full - † †
not that Iíd really recognize † †
the caress of true contentment, † †
would I? † †
† †  
my head is so heavy, † †
resting comfortably now † †
in her lap; † †
thoughts shuffle along † †
in lazy contempt † †
for their usual † †
frantic pace - † †
mocking, they parade † †
through the emptiness † †
as she strokes my hair † †
and whispers in my ear, † †
itís ok to feel nothing † †
and it must be, † †  
because I canít † †
† †  
Iím going to pretend † †
I believe her, either way † †
just for a little while - † †
itís better to rest here † †
in this dense, gray fortress † †
than to draw sharp red lines † †
in soft white skin, † †
forcing the emotion † †
to the surface; † †
thatís an ancient trick † †
and Iím a wise old dog † †
with new magic † †
inside these scarred sleeves † †
† †  
there can only be this † †
for now - † †
just her and me, † †
luna melancholy; † †
sheíll grow bored † †
with my yearning, † †
my reaching † †  
for the light switch; † †
sheíll get tired † †
of trying † †
to pry my fist open † †
where the last black shred † †
of my hope is gripped † †
with such force of will, † †
itís diamond-tough † †
† †  
and then Iíll kiss her † †  
goodnight, † †
softly on the lips, † †
with all my love † †
given in exchange † †  
for her protection; † †
black hair flipped over † †
her slim shoulders, † †
sheíll leave quietly † †  
into the darkness † †
until the next time † †
I need her † †
to stem the bleeding † †
of a life lived † †
in constant battle † † †
Written by LunaGreyhawk
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Idryad
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Heart_symphony and LunaGreyhawk thank you for your respective entry.

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Carpe_Noctem
Carpe_Noctem
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Fill Ye Cup, Oh Drowned One

 
 
Clique clique bang bang
 
The nemo crowd
nowhere
 
a lone gunman
that the lonesome wolf howls for
on lonely moon less nights
 
slip between cracks
shadow less shades
 
Every grey has a silver lining
 
Single bullet casing
shattered glass
Broken windowpain
reflected scars
refracted eyes
 
One given a rope
choice
noose
or lifeline
 
hands help
only for so long  
 
A drowning fool is surely fated  
to taste salty lungs
Written by Carpe_Noctem
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Idryad
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direlegion and Carpe_Noctem. Thank you for your respective entry.

souladareatease
souladareatease
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Raspberry Thistle



She said
at once
the love†of raspberry ice cream
O how well that smile
as the drips fell†
mess of it all
marks that enter wooden floors†
forever stains†
O how I cried
how constant
I was told†that sugary
goodness†
the satisfying swirl of it†
perfect
and my eyes†still recall
the cone
how fragile
eventually gone

yet†raspberry was never her flavor...†

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