Liar, Liar

July 11, 2008
By Quinn Nguyen, Anaheim, CA

I'm a good person, deep inside
but quite bad, on the outside
I'm very sensitive, I do cry
at the same time, I tell lies
I tell lies, because it's easy
but I do feel icky, and even sleazy
I make promises, that I don't keep
I feel the guilt in my sleep.

I wish I could start over, start new
but it's a hard thing for me to do
I told lies, small ones to big ones
if I could start over, I'd tell none
the worst part is, my friends believe me
I can't help wondering, what they really see
I'm making small changes, and feeling good,
But if I could turn back time, I would.

The author's comments:
Growing up, me and my parents moved around a lot, so that means new schools. So when I'm at a new school, I would lie, because the students don't know the truth, and it sort of made me feel special and important, that is until they found out that I'd lie, so I lost a best friend in the process. My advice is just be yourself, and if you must lie, keep it at a minimal. :)

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