Thursday, September 11, 2014

No, Really

I don’t mind.
No, I’m fine
…and with so much to do.

So I got up and left, as if I believed you.


Izzy asked us to write something about a lie we could have told better.  So here are is a poem about a couple of liars for Real Toads

18 comments:

  1. Well captured. We sometimes do this to--and for--each other.

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  2. That's just being economical with the truth . . . lol
    My grandmother would be hopping up and down for she used to say:

    "Be the matter what it may - always speak the truth!"

    Did we take her advice? . . . . lol

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  3. I've told the lonely lie .... Power in a few words isn't easy, you did it!

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  4. Double lies still hardly even make half a truth, do they?

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  5. A little lie can be okay to let fly

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  6. Sometimes its just so much easier that way...not necessarily better, just easier.

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  7. Because sometimes we don't want to burden others with our sorrows ~

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  8. Sometimes words aren't the medicine and as Hedge said above...I agree, easier.

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  9. 'We always said that "The first liar doesn't stand a chance."
    I sometimes use the one, "No, I’m fine" when I don't want to talk about my ails.
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    ..

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  10. You managed to tell of two bad lies in just a few lines.. Very clever - and yes I can see this happening.

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  11. One story, two perspectives. I have been on both sides. Well captured, Mary. Makes us think twice when seeing it put like that in front of us.

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  12. Thanks for you comments everyone. I've visited you all and read your lovely lies now. :o)

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  13. such a powerful punch in such a short piece. That's a feat in itself. Well done and viva la

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  14. So short and beautiful. Loved it. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  15. Oh I can see it.
    Wonderfully done!

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