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Like Lying to a Cooing Child

January 26, 2011
By indieink18 BRONZE, Orange, California
indieink18 BRONZE, Orange, California
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel." - John Lennon

Lying to a child is…
And perhaps inhumane.
Children are…
Blissfully unaware,
And ignorant
Of fact and fiction,
And of reality and idealism.
I will…..
Rock at your feet,
Coo at your sight,
And smile at my own innocence,
If it means
It will be just as merciless
When you lie to me.

The author's comments:
The moral value of lying to a child, even to protect them, was something that was on my mind. And since I couldn't quite figure it all out, I wrote a poem about it :)

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on Mar. 5 2011 at 3:31 pm
DaBritt3 BRONZE, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." - Cyril Connolly

Dead-on. Very, very good. 5 stars!

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