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A web that has no ending
For I can not stop 
Even though I try
Something is wrong with me
Because my judgement is blinded
And I can not see
Every time I make the promise
To quench the desire to mislead
It only adheres for a short moment
Until the web starts to bleed 

The deciet of my words
My voice has no truth
It is an addiction 
A never ending piercing thorn
It is like a paper cut 
That always hurts to the touch
And I am that paper cut
That hurts everyone I touch

Why can't I control this monster inside
It is destroying my very being
It is grasping my loved ones by the heart
Tearing their view of me completely apart
I wish that this was just a dream
That this is not as bad as it seems
And that I am not pushing everyone away

Acceptance is my aime
To be looked upon higher
Eventhough, I have everything I have always visioned
This thing still wants to feed 
I have tried so many times to depress it
So many promises and pleads
To the one above
Whom I know that shows only love
The one who can crush this irritating bug

It yearns so badly to come alive
That I can not contain it
Eventually, it slowly engulfs my soul
Like fumes from a old kerosene heater
Taking away my breath

Some days I try to start a fresh
But, within hours and without even knowing 
Out comes my darkened words
My mind has no control
I Have No Control
Only Lies have Control

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  1. Date: 8/26/2012 9:01:00 AM
    A beautiful but hard truth. It reads with pure honesty. Thanks for sharing... Lay

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:21:00 PM
    this discribes my current girlfriend. we have broken up many times. but are now together. i realize that it is a sickness but it's still hard to believe. this poem gives me proof of what i believe. that she can't control her self. i'll just hold on as long as i can. but in away this poem has made me love her more. one question, does this lying also involve stealing. ours involve coning me out of money.

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    Date: 7/18/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lying comes in many forms. It is a disease that the world does not understand. Someone can not just "stop" all at once. I have a close friend, and yes close that lies all the time. The poem was written for her. She understands that she has a problem but, it so hard for her to control. We as people need to be understanding but we need to protect our hearts as well.~Tammy~