Have you ever told a blatant lie this question was asked of me?
No but I’ve certainly circumnavigated the truth occasionally
I doubt there is a single person among the living or the dead
That has not told at least a white lie in something they’ve written or said
Which of us when asked to acknowledge that we have told a lie –
Will tell another just so that the questioner might pass us by
Bending the truth in order to get an advantage in life
Can only lead to causing you an accumulation of trouble and strife
I am a firm believer that the truth will always out
A lie will always cast a cloud, people will always cast doubt
Never be afraid of truth, always be up front
Shame the devil at all times, if you have to be – be blunt
People will admire you for this, this you must believe
Eventually you will be caught out if you continue to deceive
You will only get so far talking with forked tongue
No doubt finding yourself friendless before too long
Before I take my leave of you I have a confession to make
Perhaps you already know this – I’m not a poet I’m a fake
So if I should die before I wake I’ve got that off my chest
I can be interred in the knowledge I passed the lie detector test.
C. J. Black©β
6th May 2013.