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The Role of a Lie

September 20, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

The role of a lie is to spread beyond the truth

To scare away the essence of remaining youth

With sharp teeth and long nails

Often perceived when truth prevails

Amongst the shadows of a fallen land

Truths shine and rebuild from sand

Greater than dreamed of ever before

It shines light brighter than 

The candlelit inside the door

So since the statement above is true

The role of the lie starts with you

You have the choice

Between truth and lie

Every time you smile or cry

And with that choice you really choose

To ride or die amongst the few

Ride with the truth

Die with a lie

Im just the proof

Written in time.

The author's comments:

Everyone always says that lies travel farther than the truth, so I want to preserve this for future youth.

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Afra ELITE said...
on Sep. 22 2022 at 9:15 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
104 articles 7 photos 1816 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

The lie has less lifespan because it dies once the truth is revealed and that in most cases, happens out of the blue...
Love how the message is conveyed along with all those rhymes...👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Keep writing!!!