Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

When is a lie?

ryan mcneil Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled When is a lie? which was written by poet ryan mcneil. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by ryan mcneil

Best Ryan Mcneil Poems

+ Fav Poet

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

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  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