Luis Alberto Riveros


A Lie - Poem by Luis Alberto Riveros

Living a double life
the smiling face of a clown
despite the sign of his eyes
the wording is great but lies

Tears running outside
are but the reality of a lie
an actor is trained to act
even in the face of a fact

Is honesty expressing without a lie?
words are the delightful illusion of a sunset
enchanting the seer on seeing the sun decline
despite the reality of a star
which is bigger and could never sunk

There is no hope in understanding
when words are meant to lie
don’t you want a piece of that tasty pie?
truth is free, but a lie
you can always buy


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013


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