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Poem: "Deception"

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Poem Summary

"Deception" ~ This one was written from some scribbles in my notes.

It is a poem about a man who tells so many lies it becomes second nature to him. His words blend together to make his own truth. The saying, "My way or the Highway" seems to be his motto. Will he even notice if her truth becomes a lie?

"My Way Or The Highway" by 5 Alarm



Like second nature

lies are spoken from his lips,

a natural part of his routine,

no longer can he decipher

fact from fiction.

No other option,

his truth is the one that’s real,

nothing else matters.

“My Way or The Highway”,

or so the saying goes

can work both ways,

will he notice

when her truth becomes a lie.


...Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it's used for selfish or cowardly reasons.

— Jeanne Birdsall

"Don't Ask Me No Questions" by Lynryd Skynyrd


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