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What is a lie

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What is a lie


To give hope,
Taking it away before it is truly enjoyed.

To speak ill words with a smile,
Taking but a little while to face the truth.

To bring moment of tenderness,
Summoning it towards its unknown resolution.

To bring excitement in a sentence,
Directing it before having time to take it back.

Wonderful qualities that a human being inhibits.
Why else can a lie survive to be used on another?

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Intresting perspective. A lie may in some cases be the ultimate truth and the most loving of gestures.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Wonderful! Beautifully written.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 1:31:00 AM
    The bad thing about a person that inhibits qualities, is that in a sense they are lying to themselves as well. Nice poem.