We're All Liars At Heart

November 3, 2011
By SomethingDifferent BRONZE, Mansfield, Massachusetts
SomethingDifferent BRONZE, Mansfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon

I said I loved you,
But I don't know what love is.
I said I'll always be there for you,
But baby I'm no whiz.
I can't know when you're in trouble or hurt,
When I didn't even know you have an uncle, Burt.
What I'm trying to say is that yeah we lie,
We cheat, we lose,
And surprisingly we cry.
But the thing that really matters is how we react,
How we let you know that we love you back.
And so while we're all liars at heart,
I first want to take this back to the start.
No not between mom and dad,
Not you and me,
But all the way back to Adam and Eve.
They were the first and set the path,
For evil and hunger,
And for a blood bath.
They messed up big and they were the first,
So how could we not mess up and burst?
We bust into lies and tales and shame,
And then we just find something else to blame.
But know this my dear,
We do it for love,
For we do not know how to raise you above.
We lack the power to truly do good,
For there is no superhero under our hood.
So we fill you with promises that we can't keep,
Because all we think about is you when we sleep.
So I don't really know where to start,
Except to say that we're all liars at heart.

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This article has 7 comments.

DanielM. said...
on May. 2 2012 at 7:07 pm
Awesome Job!!

on Jan. 31 2012 at 6:04 pm
NLURHS BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." ~Unknown

I love this, it explains a lot. I really like it.

on Jan. 31 2012 at 6:02 pm
Choosing2Live4Christ PLATINUM, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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very well written, and very sad

on Dec. 29 2011 at 2:38 pm
Studio_Riet GOLD, Tonasket, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
" Times you see, is a little arrangement that man has made for himself to try to measure the immeasurable mysteries of life." -Calypso to Ulysses (Bernard Evslin.)
"You don't have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body" - CS Lewis

That's kinda sad, but true. :( I didn't think about it like that. I don't want to be lying to the ones I love. . .

Annoymous said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 6:09 pm
Annoymous, Arlignton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Respect yourself
and others will respect you

nice poem :)

on Dec. 19 2011 at 7:20 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

aww!! :)

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TapTap SILVER said...
on Dec. 19 2011 at 7:04 pm
TapTap SILVER, New Berlin, Wisconsin
8 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever, love like there is no tomorrow, dance like there is no one watching.

This is beautifully written...lovley perspective! im beyond words

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