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hasmukh amathalal

Gold Star - 18,433 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

A attempt to lie


It did not pinch me when I attempted to lie
It never occurred to mind and raised the question, why?
I had no symptoms of feeling shy
It was desperate but worth try

I was seized with lot of worries
I was unable to live with ease
There was enough of guilt to release
I did not correct myself and allowed the opportunity to miss

Was it going to remain as one time affair?
I did not consider it proper and fair
I knew one day I will be called liar
People may disregard and cut satire

I knew it from the beginning very well
The sky was not going to fall or let loose the hell
I was trying to escape momentary set back
Had I not gone for it, it might have developed some cracks?

I did it because it thought it right
I didn’t want unnecessary fight
I could sense the darkness in light
I knew it was deviation but only slight

“You tell he untruth” if it helps the cause
Not enough truth behind it because
It gives rise to unethical behavior
You can’t act as somebody’s savior

The lie may remain lie and wrong a wrong
You can’t clam credit for it and sing a song
It is not wisdom or show of any intelligence
It is draw back and some sort of negligence

It must bite your conscience and inner thought
At what cost some good result may be brought?
It may sever momentarily some happiness
Your soul may revolt and will not with cleanliness

It varies from person to person
There is no particular reason
You may weigh pro and cons
It is still business of none


You may resent it later on
The battle may be won
The result may also yield
You may feel desertion in field

Not all brave people can perform this feat
It requires some talent to beat
You must be in position to catch on the heat
Your eyes may not be in position to meet

It is game and there is no win
The unrest may be clearly seen
Until you go and accept the guilt
The inner peace can’t be built

Practicise it when you feel it may cause damage
Think of the consequences which you are unable to manage
It has to be one time affair or in exceptional case
It should not be made as practice or thought base

Submitted: Tuesday, July 06, 2010

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  • Rookie Maulin Shah (7/17/2010 10:41:00 PM)

    t did not pinch me when I attempted to lie
    It never occurred to mind and raised the question, why?
    I had no symptoms of feeling shy.. it should nt be taken lightly....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Luke Easter (7/11/2010 9:31:00 PM)

    An attempt not A attempt (a is a vowel) & if you start in rhyme it must rhyme to the end. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chand Shikari (7/10/2010 11:18:00 PM)

    Was it going to remain as one time affair?
    I did not consider it proper and fair
    I knew one day I will be called liar..can ruin u any time....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mallory Piña Villa (7/10/2010 7:37:00 AM)

    It is game and there is no win
    The unrest may be clearly seen
    Until you go and accept the guilt
    The inner peace can’t be built

    This particular part
    Stroke my heart
    A truth
    So painful
    no human can survive it
    Without it affecting your life

    A wonderful poem, my thanks to you for charing it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rohit Sharma - - Working on my book (7/9/2010 6:10:00 PM)

    Not all brave people can perform this feat
    It requires some talent to beat
    You must be in position to catch on the heat
    Your eyes may not be in position to meet


    One word.. Brilliant.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (7/9/2010 4:33:00 PM)

    I read this poem and the writer has a very good theme and a classic structure. However, this particular poem could be much improved over time. My suggestion is that the writer try making it shorter in general. I can see a lot of suggestions that I might make, but without consulting the writer first I would not make them. --- Greenwolfe 1962 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bose Perumal (7/8/2010 11:07:00 AM)

    A treatise, a dessertation on the inner conflict and the innate being of the human spirit and soul.it is a picturisation of the possible attainment of a blemishless spirit and a blisful soul. But this world is too much complex and an individual is fickle and feeble before its oddities. inspite the soul dares to reach out for the impeccable and the impossible. that is attainment of blissful conscience which is possible only by being true to oneself and his surrounding world. its almost a theatrical drama of the conflict between Satan and God. Both are perhaps equal. But they differ in only one aspect. that is 'truthfulness' and 'falsitude'. A poem that cracks on any one to look deep into oneself and beyond!

    Yours lovingly
    P.Bose 07/07/2010 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Steven Antunez (7/7/2010 10:15:00 PM)

    I loved the message portrayed in this poem. One must think about the consequences of lying even if at the moment they believe there won't be any. Good work: D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gul naz (7/7/2010 12:30:00 PM)

    I t has a very good message we all should try to avoid lies as much as possible. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chand Shikari (7/6/2010 11:19:00 PM)

    It did not pinch me when I attempted to lie
    It never occurred to mind and raised the question, why?
    I had no symptoms of feeling shy
    It was desperate but worth try... it must pinch in any case.. nicely prsented....10 (Report) Reply

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