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The seed of deception

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The seed of deception

Young man, cheating is like investing in self-sorrow
You inflict now, the pain on yourself that you’re only going to feel in future

Look at life this way and observe
As we look around and find that there’s no one watching us
We quickly run into the darkness and betray those who trust us
Not for long, light comes in and we’re seen
For we’re always found out, one way or another

And we realize how these walls have been blessed with sight
No walls befriend any man
Never hide behind them, it’s foolish to confide behind walls
It’s foolish to act and hide
Yet wise are the acts of light

Thick plastered as they may be, these walls can clearly see
And beautifully colored as they may be, these walls will tell all your dark secrets
News goes out and the world is told
“The young man has cheated”
He pulls in all efforts to get his remorse across
She feels betrayed
She feels better with time and the wheel of her life starts to roll

I thought that was all in the past and said to my friends
And to myself
“I have only cheated one person in my life”

I was disturbed by the sarcastic laugh of Time
As maturity arrived with a message that said:
“I came to tell you that when you were cheating on that person, you were also cheating on yourself”
You couldn’t see it then because when the ‘betrayed’ sought for answers and understanding
You went away as you didn’t realize that you would also become tomorrow
A victim of your now actions
Young man. When we cheat on people we cheat on ourselves
Although we notice on the spot that we have deceived and hurt these people, we only notice sometime in future that we have also done the same acts to ourselves
It is like investing in self-sorrow
We inflict now, the pain on ourselves that we’re only going to feel in future
By the time we notice this; often these people we have hurt have healed from the pain
And we’re left with a big hole within ourselves when their success rejects us and their failures hug and kiss us
This is how the see of guilt is conceived and the child of regret is born
Believe this is one child you wouldn’t want grow
Do not plant the seed of deceive on people; it will grow back on you one day when you’re older


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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:48:00 PM

    Hapi, . Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your pen is looking for. If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy this community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:10:00 AM

    I thought your poem was compact with lots of truth and most cleverly penned.Welcome on board champ.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Hi Hapi, your first poem is powerful, and thought provoking. Enjoyed -, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:09:00 AM

    Hey, Thlobo! - Nice to read your first poem in the P-Soup! - You write very well. - A sad poem. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and words here with us :) - Here it is: give to get, comments - then you will get feedback on your writing - I love get feedback on what I write. - Wish you luck my "new friend" - Have fun with poetry! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Mpetes Words Avatar Hapi Mpetes Words Date: 6/19/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Much pleasure my friend. What do you mainly write about?
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:07:00 AM

    Welcome, Thlobo. You have much good advice in your well-written poem. You can also name your poem "The Seed of Deception", if you like. Just a suggestion. Greetings from Cape Town... David

    Mpetes Words Avatar Hapi Mpetes Words Date: 6/19/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Dave Thanks for the suggestion. Much love. Hoping to share more with everyone in the house. Much blessings