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Lies

I tell them so often

sometimes I don't evenrealize

when I'm telling the truth



Lies

I am toldthem so often

sometimes I don't even know

who tobelieve



Lies

because of them

wedoubt

truth

and honesty



Lies

because ofthese

we convict the innocent

and let the guilty runfree



We accept lies for truth

until we find out

thatthey were

lies



But by then

it's toolate




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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*starz* said...
Jul. 18, 2009 at 5:51 am
=) i love this poem it is really great
 
FashionGuru said...
Jun. 9, 2009 at 8:08 pm
So, so true. It makes me think how often i lie, it's horrible.
 
Emo_Kid12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm
lies have ruined a great many things in this world. it's only that we don't take the time to recognize them and see what they really do to us. they corrupt us and turn us into monsters. well done. you have suceeded where others have failed. i congratulate you...
 
Hannah M. said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 4:41 am
I enjoyed the interesting choice to run certain words together, was that done purposefully?
 
mindy M. said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm
wow.realizing the lies were true can be very remorseful such a life full of lies is hard to know truth, honesty, and love.
 
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