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

Comments

  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’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. So easy to fall prey to the smooth-talkers who couch their lies in what we want to hear to their own purposes. Pain follows such relationships as surely as rain follows thunderclouds.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Rommy says:

    Once we know the truth, it is harder for the same old lies to hold us captive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by, Rommy πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. gillena says:

    “I am worth reading,”
    Indeed this line speaks volumes for the poem

    Nice one Sanaa

    MuchπŸ’™πŸ·πŸ’™

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love …

  5. Ron. says:

    Fine work indeed, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Yes, you can even turn a lie into romance, but I love how it speaks of growth, of discernment…lie to me if you like, but I will know it isn’t truth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. 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.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❀️❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Old Egg says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. this was a beautiful poem to read. such refinement and sophistication. love it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Humblekind Poet πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Lori says:

    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. Sanaa says:

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

  11. helen says:

    Those are lying lips for sure.

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ™‚

  12. I like the line, “I am worth reading.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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