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The Quicksand of Lies

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The Quicksand of Lies

It can't be seen nor felt -
the ominous, relentless pull;
at first the path - a shortcut - 
the ... easy way out.
Surely ... no one would know.
If we stepped lightly, carefully
through a quagmire of guilt -
no one would see.

As the sun splashed -
heated on our brow,
it singed our soul
and slowed our step 
- but no one would care
as we sunk deeper,
struggling with more lies
and suffocating
in our own insignificance
- too late to cry ...


Written Sep. 17, 2013 by Craig Cornish for Nette Onclaud's Sand Contest

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:17:00 PM
    awesome...PD

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:00:00 PM
    I really loved this too Craig...to me there is nothing worse than being told a lie...and the lost trust resulting and the guilt too...awesome...congratulations

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:43:00 AM
    wow, Craig, I absolutely love this and I bet it did well in Nette's contest too. Congrats to you. I am seeing congrats underneath here and this is well deserving of it. A fave. One of the best poems I read tonight. And I've been reading a lot catching up here today.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Congrats on your creative winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:31:00 PM
    You took this contest to a different beat, congrats on your win Craig, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Craig. G.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Ditto with the congrats!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Well done Craig ....Congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:12:00 AM
    wow...love your metaphor in this piece...I always hated liars but sometimes it's good to watch them sink when you know the truth....great write...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:08:00 AM
    I love the theme here, for it is so true.........that a lie is like stepping into quicksand......sinking deeper and deeper we go, until it swallows whole. Excellent!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:39:00 AM
    An excellent write which I extremely enjoyed reading tonight my dear friend Craig. Thank you so much for sharing and my hearty congratulations on your super win! Cheers! love lots and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Wow...You are truly gifted. Honestly, I've always thought you were highly intellegent amongst others here on the soup. I admire how articulate and knowledgeable you are Craig.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:22:00 AM
    very much enjoyed reading Craig congrats on win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:28:00 AM
    There is a lot of wisdom in this piece. I am honored to share third place with you.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:59:00 AM
    Lovely piece, Craig.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Great metaphor....sinking in lies. Good Luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 12:19:00 PM
    Very riveting piece! You will do well, Craig....

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:48:00 AM
    well done ! a seven !