Treasure Island

Alon Calinao Dy

(Samar, Philippines)

A Lie


My father approached me by surprise
And telling me, he wants to go to a Casino.
However, he'd like me to tell a lie.
I said to my father,
''My mother has the right to know.''


My friend called me on my mobile
To tell his Girlfriend
That he attended the meeting,
But he was on dating.
I confronted my friend,
I said, ''Better inform your girlfriend
Because I just can't tell another lie.''


My wife told me yesterday,
She said, ''I am sorry.''
But when I looked into her eyes,
I saw lack of sincerity.
I told my wife,
''Hey, you can't lie to me.''


Now I ask myself,
Why everyone needs to lie?
It's the lie that I hate,
It's that lie that I don't want it,
It's the lie that I can't forgive,
And it's a lie that I can't forget.


After all, a lie is a lie.

Submitted: Friday, August 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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A lie is a lie, so better not hide.

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  • Shania K. Younce (11/6/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    I believe what you say is most sincer. I find that deception seems to find ways to creep in many places. However, I do think you could find a way to forgive. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Einstein (10/5/2012 5:37:00 PM)

    Here is a scenario, a girl's mother is dying of xxxx reasons, the boyfriend knows because the mother told him, the mother has a few months until she dies, and she doesn't want to upset her daughter by telling her, she doesn't want to see her daughter cry or try to seek help for her mother because its a closed-case. If you were the boyfriend, what would you do if the girl asked you her mother was acting up, or not acting her usual self? Would you tell a lie to spare her of the misery or would you tell her the truth and let her agony will begin? Choose wisely, send me a message for the response. Great poem, lying is human nature, you can't overcome it, just subdue it. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (9/11/2012 2:24:00 AM)

    whatever way they call it, a lie is still a lie and no one can change it.
    lies, similar to betrayal
    this poem should be read by all. (Report) Reply

  • Douglas Scotney (8/20/2012 8:20:00 AM)

    Maybe they do it 'cause they know you'll one day want them to lie for you too. They are like conmen. They'll have evidence to bribe you with.
    You've got to keep up your standards so you'll never need that to happen. Ironically, the liars won't be able to trust you.
    PS. my poem Hardenedarsiscism has been condensed. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/19/2012 7:46:00 PM)

    Hey, you can't lie to me.'
    , , , , lovely lines. good to read and enjoy....10
    you know by instinct
    what can be the fact
    but it is common to lie
    worst method to try... enjoy (Report) Reply

  • Eindaray Kyaw (8/19/2012 3:35:00 AM)

    Hello! Thank you because you wrote this poem, A Lie.Not it only reveals the nature of the people, but it also reminds all of us that telling a lie, even the kind that we often call ''White Lie'', cannot be hidden, am I right? So, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Tailor (8/3/2012 2:18:00 PM)

    I can't that it is not beautiful... I hate myself lying all the time.

    What a beautiful poem, very simple! So Don't tell a lie.

    I love your poems! (Report) Reply

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