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a white lie, is still a lie.

13 Jan

It’s over & done
one lie & we’re through,
i don’t need a liar,
so i don’t need you.

I have better options,
i made an exception!
you selfish little boy,
with no sense of dedication…

It may be a small thing,
but white lies are more than enough
to break a heart,
& breech my long-earned trust…

you thought i wouldn’t notice?
you thought i wouldn’t care?
sorry doesn’t really cut it…
my heart is so very, out of here…

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6 responses to “a white lie, is still a lie.

  1. wobsy

    January 13, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I can’t help but wonder where you would draw the line. Is a compliment a lie?
    Good poem!
    Rob.

     
    • unwrittentruth

      January 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

      telling someone u can’t talk because you’re going to bed. when u just want to watch a movie, or chat with someone else is a lie. i’m such an honest person, it hurts me when others around me feel the need to lie about something that stupid.why can’t they just say “i don’t feel like talking. i just want to relax”. or just say, not tonight.

      & btw, a compliment is not a lie, unless it’s not true. Or given in order to manipulate or get something.

       
      • wobsy

        January 14, 2012 at 4:28 am

        So you would condemn anyone who told you that you were beautiful when you looked OK, alright for your age, or better than you usually do?

         
    • unwrittentruth

      January 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      (reply to your 1/14/2012 comment)- No. I think in that case, someone saying it thinks that girl is beautiful to them. i also believe beauty is sooo much more than visual. i think it’s defined by character & attitude, much more than looks. So, if a girl is beautiful to you, that is not a lie. Now, if she’s ugly, & you feel she exudes ugliness, (& u were just saying it to get on the boss’s good side or something), don’t say it. that is just a manipulative lie…. See where I’m going with this? find a true compliment. no need to lie. A girl will be a lot more charmed by the compliment of “You radiate when you smile.” or “You are inspiring”, “you are so considerate toward everyone, i love that about you”… etc, than they will be by a mere superficial comment about beauty.

      Far too much emphasis goes into beauty of appearance, when girls should be striving for beauty of character. Compliment what you want them to enhance & continue giving attention. if that’s looks, cuz u want her to do her hair like that, fine. but i think character compliments are so much more genuine & meaningful.

       
  2. rainbow painter

    January 13, 2012 at 7:02 am

    ‘a white lie, is still a lie” — I agree!

     
  3. wheredreamscollide

    January 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

    true.

     

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