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When is a lie?

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When is a lie?

What is a lie, a mask, a disguise
A different direction in the blink of an eye
A welcome escape from the darkness that hangs,
Like a cloud in the mind, a wolves sharpened fangs

A moment forever etched in the air
A dove with wings clipped, free to explore
A lovers last words lost in the wind
A perfect guitar with one broken string

A thinly veiled blanket in front of a bull
A pathetic example of fool playing fool
A weakness of structure, A new source of strength 
A pulling together, while held at arms length

A desperate utterance, 
A moment of despair
An acceptance 
A pleading
A hope of repair

What is a lie,
Love or abuse
Can a lie go on lying
Without becoming the truth

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  1. Date: 10/7/2010 10:46:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry today Ryan. May your days always be filled with good health, love beyond expectation, and an overload of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:25:00 AM
    Very fantastic write to define what is a lie, enjoyed the well worded poem. ryan