Treasure Island

Donnie Wolff


I Lie For No Reason


The Reason I leave
is not shortness of breath,
but rather I cannot breathe.
And if I cannot breathe,
how then shall I live.?
And if I shall not live,
then these words are empty
and meaningless
as my own heart.
Rather my own heart
and not shortness of breath,
is truly my loss of life
and cannot breathe.
Yet still,
poetically I deceive.
Rather my only reason,
is no reason.
And thats the reason I leave

Submitted: Monday, February 20, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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  • Ed Nigma (8/27/2014 6:20:00 AM)

    I love how this poem has that snowball effect where one lie becomes another lie yet somewhere in the midst of all of this commotion there is a truth tumbling around within the lie as it grows. I love how each line envelops the next yet they are pushing against one another to maintain their resolve as the lie or truth that stands proud and tall above and amongst the rest. Very clever poem and I love pieces like this. Long time no see Donnie great stuff here. If you get a chance to check out my poem the hidden hand it sort of starts of with the premise of your poem. Allan~ (Report) Reply

  • Tanya Gupta (2/28/2014 8:42:00 AM)

    wow what a poem....truely impresive..... i invite you to come to my page and leave a comment on them (Report) Reply

    Donnie Wolff (8/23/2014 3:05:00 PM)

    Thank you!

  • Tanya Gupta (2/28/2014 8:42:00 AM)

    wow what a poem....truely impresive..... i invite you to come to my page and leave a comment on them (Report) Reply

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