How to detect a lie

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The colour of a lie is devastating amber;
it towers and casts a shadow above everything that’s pureβ€”
the dead won’t wake
their eyes tightly shut and tongues disbudded as carnations;
a lie cuts through an unsteady substructure,
and I wonder if they can hear from below the ground?
It continues to swirl around,
to exist as bad apples excuseβ€” can you feel its touch?
Its icy beginnings
and peppered endings have more than a bite to them;
they shut out the light of reason.
A lie is a world reduced to ash, pebble and shattered warmth;
yet, it’s beautiful and well thought out.

 

 

 

 

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Day Thirteen ~ 13 Is Poetry

Skylover Wordlist: Lie πŸ’

Posted for Play It Again @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    A lie is a world reduced to ash!
    Wow! this is an excellent exposition of lies.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. I enjoyed the different ways you describe a lie, Sanaa, especially β€˜devastating amber’, and a shadow with β€˜icy beginnings and peppered endings’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. So much for lies! I think you have utterly demolished them – beautifully. I particularly love, ‘tongues disbudded as carnations’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Lies certainly set fire to all things, particularly to themselves (eventually).

    I really like the vivid descriptions you’ve written into this one, Sanaa. The bit Rosemary quoted is still dancing in my head.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Ellecee says:

    I, too, like your vivid descriptions, the anatomy of lies so to speak. And, yes, they can be β€œ beautiful and well thought out.” πŸ‘β£οΈπŸ™

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Lies and liars…they certainly can create havoc even when painted beautifully

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I particularly loved the ending… how we really wish that those lies were true… but a lie is amber burning everything to ash.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Jim says:

    I always tell folk that a lie, if not done with intent to hurt or done with malice, and especially a “white lie”, is not a sin.
    I stir up a lot.
    Do you know turn signals are also Amber? As the other driver those also should not be trusted.
    Nice write, Sanaa, I enjoyed its reading.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. You appeal to every sense with your extended metaphor. Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. hedgewitch says:

    An excellent light on the whole nature of lies, as well as what they do to us, and the world around us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hedgewitch πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Lillian says:

    Oh in these days of “fake news” and a president who tells half-truths and manipulates facts and downright lies….these lines resonate with me:
    “Its icy beginnings
    and peppered endings have more than a bite to them;
    they shut out the light of reason.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

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