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An Innocent Lie

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An Innocent Lie

An Innocent Lie



Let he who is without stones cast the first sin.  Is innocence, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder?  Do we tarnish those we see with our own guilt, corrupt what we hear with our interpretations, defile the essence of the moment with the shadows of the past?  Is our love of the “innocent” a misplaced desire to recapture our morality, our decency, a striving for the gullibility of the guileless, a desire to be purged, cleansed, made innocent.




prisoners of fate
frozen in their innocence
virginity’s lie


John G. Lawless
8/17/2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 7/17/2017 9:29:00 AM
I love your honest look at our own humanity and the viable questions of how we truly perceive life.
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Date: 9/11/2015 4:47:00 PM
John, congrats for your a Honorable Mention placement in Justin's contest.. I thought your winner was quite good!
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Date: 9/5/2015 12:58:00 PM
John Lawless , Congratulations :) On your wonderful Honorable Mention. ~SKAT~
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Date: 9/4/2015 9:43:00 PM
Nicely put, congrats!
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Date: 9/4/2015 3:53:00 AM
Wonderful write n a great take on the theme John! Congrats on big win! loved that deep haiku in the end!
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Date: 9/4/2015 9:55:00 PM
Thanks Dr. Sharma for your continuing support.
Date: 8/17/2015 9:18:00 AM
Yes to all these questions...for we are human .... Thought provoking write John ... Bev
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Date: 9/4/2015 9:54:00 PM
That we are Bev, that we are.....but where do we go from here????
Date: 8/17/2015 8:36:00 AM
I enjoyed your poetry in particular "Prisoners of Fate" which deserves its own poem. Quite stunning John...as usual.....
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Date: 9/4/2015 9:53:00 PM
Thanks Judy, always nice to hear from you.