Varying Shades of Truth The iNnOcEnT knows…no…wrong ‘Til U train him (to wrong) Through Ur beliefs in Santa Claus The tooth fairy And EVIL scary He carries those lies Into adulthood Is that good? A fib A little white lie U justify by saying “I’m not harming anyone.” But…aren’t U? A corrupted child Innocence lost Is that not HARM? We teach him to lie …Fuss…and fight Hang out in the streets all day and night ~ Like he’s doing what’s RIGHT Hidden secrets has Caused many to weep with the Agony of loss Is maintaining the mask worth losing the soul of the one U love? “How long can it last,” U ask When everyday Offers new ways Of deceiving the EASY ‘Til it’s gotten way too easy To breeze through Ur deceptions But…U crept on Wallowing in deceit and debauchery, Ur heart yonder goes Seeking PLEASURable fulfillment of fleshly woes U “ASSUME” the guise that brings satisfaction to Ur thirst The mask fits well…Played…for ALL its “worth” (‘Til Ur bubble bursts…And U suffer the blues) Varying HUES When U varied the shade of the TRUTH U told She accepted Ur offering as if it was gold I’m told… The innocent need not lie for his gain But U alter the rules…to accomplish Ur aims Thus…Ur name LIAR. Is a lie not a lie when it’s not the truth Even when mixed with the truth For the truth is only the truth when it’s “the whole truth And nothing but the TRUTH” Understand this Anything designed To Disguise Hide Omit, or In any way Change the complexion of the truth Is a lie WhY? Only the TRUTH is the TRUTH Not half truths, or Partial truths, or The truth by omission Some say the truth is a matter of degrees of lightness Where the darker the hue the bigger the lie And a white lie is only a lie by a degree or two What IS a white lie? God said “Thou shalt not lie” He didn’t say Thou shalt not “white lie” Was a white lie created by racists Who didn’t want their lie associated with The minority lie The rest of us tell I mean It must be hell Living in such agony The only time I’ve seen anything with racial designations Came as a result of racist efforts to disassociate themselves from others …Not of their PERSUASION Yeah…that was weak Is this just another attempt to elevate themselves above ME If not, where is the black lie Or the Hispanic lie Or the Oriental lie And all the other lies associated with the ethnic minority Where is the truth majority? What about the gray matter Between the black and white of it Where fib and lie can go That people see BUT ignore While claiming to abhor The wrong of it Varying Shades of Truth A haunted soul sleeps RestLESSly Hounded by a heart, tortured and weak …a TRUTH it cannot speak He told lies Little, white lies That cry for TRUTH’s liberty But the youth in him Would nOt allow truth to NOT hide …To be set free Kept in captivity Offering varying shades of a true He grew comfortable with A darker hue NOW, more distant from the light of TRUE A prisoner Its WORTH diminished With each passing moment Dormant ‘Til it birthed the F. I. B. Then used it…profusely (constantly) Fibs are like “ad libs” Skating around TRUE Never disturbing its hue But is there a shade of truth? If “ONLY the truth is the truth” is true Should there be a shade of truth …a loophole one can go through To escape the truth Only the truth is the truth But if there is no half truth And, even the truth by omission is considered a lie How could there be a loophole? Is the TRUTH SERVED up like an evening MEAL With more than just blessings And sugar coatings And liquid refreshing(s) To keep them guessing …And lessen the impact on U Softened…To prevent bruising From those people Misusing The TRUTH A varying shade …Of U.