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Promises and Lies - Poetry Telling It Like It Is

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.

Almost all human interaction involves the use of promises and lies at some level. Many people make promises but not all intend to keep them. It is quite a skill to separate the truth from lies.

Some individuals and organizations are experts in deceit or deception. Promises are thrown around willy-nilly, and lies are seen as an acceptable part of life and business.

Moral standards seem to be on the decline and you need discernment and judgement to differentiate the truth from lies and sincere promises from shallow ones.

Promises and Lies

Don't believe everything you're told,

Promises and lies.

Conmen say what you want to hear,

Promises and lies.

False prophets preach to simple minds,

Promises and lies.

Pretending to be what you're not,

Promises and lies.

Don't offer more than you can give,

Promises and lies.

Fingers crossed

Fingers crossed

"I promise to be there for you,"

All promises and lies.

"You know I'd never lie to you,"

More promises and lies.

Pretending to be what you're not,

Is promises and lies.

Is it too good to be true,

Or promises and lies?

Say what you mean, mean what you say,

Not promises and lies.

Tell me what you really feel,

Not promises and lies.

Truthfulness a welcome trait,

Not promises and lies.

Honesty will bear rewards,

Not promises and lies.

Wise discernment is a gift,

Against promises and lies.

Gaining knowledge is your power,

Against promises and lies.

Two Face Statue, Mexico

Two Face Statue, Mexico

© 2016 John Hansen

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