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Sugar Coated Lies

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Sugar Coated Lies

Should you believe whispered lies
That my character malign…
The gossip melts in your mouth
With each sugar sprinkled line

Should you doubt my innocence
Spread rumors that are untrue
You’ll stand at God’s tribunal
And He'll make demands of you

Still waters tend to run deep
But those who erupt convey
The truth that might bring a tear
Their words have no shade of grey

Innuendos poison life
Twisted truth will tax the mind
If you want to keep your friends
Cover ears; turn a blind eye.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:24:00 PM
    you wrote this very well indeed ;}

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:07:00 PM
    Hiya, What's the gos, ooooops lol. I do like candys though, if you have any pass one over lol, Don't worry my little Desert Orchid, your secrets safe with me lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mr Seal...do not be a busybody...There is only one type of busybody I like and that Is NOT..the Gos...kind! ;) Dear dear...you are very naughty, as always and need Auntie mode now...forget Desert Orchid...Auntie says..."Richard, BE GOOD."
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:18:00 AM
    Very wise my girl....great poem...hope you and yours are great.....MD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Yes, dearie...we are all fine! :) I'm starting to get my strength back, which is lovely...I think my photo shows that. Just took that pic today...I'm happy! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 6:52:00 AM
    Good morning or should I say goodnight Eileen. I hope you had a splendid day.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/24/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Either way.....it's the greeting that counts. Had a busy day, Richard...Soon sleep will claim me. Busy with family...My brother-in-law is visiting from Canada. We had an outing and then a walk by the Sea...I felt a poem coming on....but...too tired tonight. Yes, lovely day! :)
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 4:49:00 AM
    "Twisted truth will tax the mind" very strong line. Nice poem with strong metaphoric expression.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/24/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Christine.. Thanks for the visit. Glad you could connect with this poem. :)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:04:00 PM
    The title alone is poetic all in itself- you have no idea how many times I have heard some sugar coated lies!! I love everything about this piece, it really depicts how wise and honest of a person you are! Well done my lady, you rock, as usual. ;) Hugs!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Reminds me of the song by Fleetwood Mac...Tell me Lies, Tell me sweet little lies.....thanks dearie. It is so good to see your pretty face around here again! :) hugs!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:20:00 PM
    "If you want to keep your friends Cover ears; turn a blind eye" Such truth you speak in the two last lines... well phrased! Kudos teach! Love and big big hugs, Jack xoxox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    JACK! Here is your dear face again! :) I LOVE it when you call me TEACH. :) My student from Brazil calls me "Teacher" and it makes me all warm inside. Glad you liked the grande finale. Always a pleasure...hugs!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Well Written!, Indeed lies have never solved a problem but always build one huge ball of distruction that goes off(Explodes) and kill innocent lives when truth is revealed, #sad....luv Godwins

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TRUE TRUE TRUE...Sometimes the pain is worth it, at least it proves that the person can be trusted and TRUST is an integral part of every relationship. Thanks for the visit. :)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Sad, yet very truthful. Friendships/relationship, matters of the heart, should never be so taxing & lacking of substance. Good call on this piece.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/24/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;-) I think I plain up told you, my dear....
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/24/2013 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, you've hinted that to me once or twice. ;-)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, my dear Drake. Spot on. They shouldn't be, should they? I mean....that would sap all the energy and joy out. I always look forward to your visits, you know that, right? Thanks for stopping by....
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:33:00 AM
    yet another searing portrayal of a social malignancy: bacttalking... all the noise without meaning.. a bold, fearless write, eileen... grrreat job!..:) huggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea.....it is just devastating when that happens. I would hope that I would have the grace to be able to deal with it SHOULD it ever happen! Thanks for the visit, my dear....Hugs
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:46:00 AM
    I completely agree with this wise and well written advice. There are so many proverbs that address this exact theme in the Bible. My Dad has this saying "Empty Barrels make the most noise"-- love it!! Cute picture. is that your lovely daughter?

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Kim...Yes...so much in the Bible on this topic. Not only in proverbs, but James speaks quite a bit about the power of the tongue to destroy. No...that is my darling niece, CHLOE! I changed my avatar to make people aware of little girls who might be in danger of FGM.....Thanks for stopping by, dear!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Good advice, yet people love to hear and spread gossip. A dangerous pass time.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes....social cannibalism it's called. :( I guess at some point we are all guilty....the sad part is, once someone's character has been maligned...nothing can make it better...even if proven innocent...those dark little doubts remain. Thanks for stopping by....