Black Poetry : Lying In My Lies

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  1. coey30

    coey30 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I used to spit lies for the hell of it
    Did not think twice before even telling it
    I remember the times I got so mad and began yelling it
    I had lies on reserve; I should have been selling it
    I tell the ones that would leave the listener crying
    Lies about parents, inlaws and baby’s dying
    Lies that were meant to outshine my buddy’s lie
    Like… when he was learning to swim I was learning to fly
    OH my… How could I….
    As my lies contradicted my lies
    They grew like maggots and then into flies
    It became habit, not telling the truth
    Nasty habit… so uncouth
    Something I picked up way back in my youth
    I believe it started with the fairy that comes for the tooth
    Sad part is I told so many I used to believe them myself
    I had lies stacked next to lies like a book on a shelf
    And my Friends…. So called friends…
    Well they was full of it
    Never really challenged the lies I spit
    Just let me go on.. lie after lie…
    I could have told these lies until the day I die..
    Until…. I met a girl… a Lady
    Who just would not fall for it
    She Said my eyes was brown cause I was full of ****
    I tried to rearrange my lies and give them a hint of the real
    But she was not having it, she knew the deal
    I’d add a smidge of Suspense sprinkled on every word
    And no matter how pretty it looked, to her it was still a turd.
    ………………….. ****…………………………..
    I vow for this Dame, I’ll change
    Rearranged the simple and moved plain
    I upgraded truth and dropped the con game
    And now for me nothing is the same, except my name
    So I’m focused on what really matters
    Dismissing the chit chat and sideline chatter
    And with my sights I take aim
    As I claim my main
    I’m hooked on her frame and for that I’m not ashamed
    She’s got me tamed
    It’s for her that I came like a moth to a flame
    But its for me that I changed
    At first I was terrible but better man I became….
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    This is a great piece!....I can just imagine you doing this as spoken word! It would be wonderful aloud.

    The flow is awesome!....It's poignant!....It's introspective and instructive!

    LOVED IT!

    And hats off to that Sister for gettin' you to up ya game
    For lettin' you know ya mack was lame
    For helping you see that false claim
    Is only rooted in blame and shame
    Thank God, now, you're not the same
    But, standing tall in truth and honor
    And livin' by a new name.
     
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    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lies can get you dead in the streets I am so glad you have chosen the truth instead. This was a well written and honest heartfelt expression of a reformed liar now a truth seeker
     
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    Applause!!!! I'm sure it wasn't easy on either part.
     
  5. FINDLOVEINME_RETURNS

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    Beautiful piece, freeing your lies, that held you hostage from true happiness and challenging your truth to step up to the plate has score you a potential home run to finally be able to set the real you Free to Love. Much blessings.
     
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