Lie to me

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Lie to me;
with a smiling mouth or pleading,
for even roses
have no trouble, whatsoever, distinguishing betweenβ€”
I am worth reading,
my dark irises lambent with budding of days to come;
purely theoretical.
A landscape of bruises and hurt was once my domain,
where I sat
unable to discern the dubious murmur of red alchemy,
empty tears,
and implacable sweetness of tales
which sought to degrade deeper truthβ€”can you still trap me?
Come, let your steps be slower, the white in the milk moon
bears witness to.

A sickle or a scythe, as the light hits the ocean
and aqua blue
prepares to move in and construct the atmosphere; lie to me.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Rommy invites us to focus our words around lies or
the
idea of a lie, come join us! πŸ“

A Skylover Wordlist: Alchemy, landscape, implacable,
aqua πŸ’

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

26 Replies to “Lie to me”

  1. Only you can turn lies into romance, Sanaa! Poetic alchemy! I love the lines:
    β€˜β€¦even roses
    have no trouble, whatsoever, distinguishing between’
    and there is sadness and darkness in:
    β€˜A landscape of bruises and hurt was once my domain,
    where I sat
    unable to discern the dubious murmur of red alchemy’.

  2. Oh, I was so sure I left a comment here hours and hours ago. Don’t know what happened there, but anyway I too love this pice – the language, as always, and the way the protagonist develops discernment.

  3. I find this such a sad piece Sanaa. It is as though she has no alternative but to be submissive. Once the acceptance of lies takes place she will always be underhis control.

  4. Lie, “with a smiling mouth or pleading” and you’ll still know it’s a lie. I like how that smile is seen again in both the moon and curl of wave, as if even the elements are somehow a party to the falsehood.

    1. Yes, yes! You interpreted the poem so beautifully, Lori! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

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