Mandy Lee

Rookie - 145 Points (Singapore)

The Reasons Why People Lie. - Poem by Mandy Lee

Parents tell their kids that faeries exist
because it makes it easier to smile.
They hide them from the truth
because it makes life seem more worth their while.

If you are the sum of your beliefs,
then what they are doing is not wrong.
It seems wrong to live a lie,
but people's spirits are not that strong.

Spirits broken can be remade,
but they tend not to be the same.
There is truth in the saying,
that the truth itself cannot be tamed.

To wrestle a lion with bare hands,
is to hold fire in your grip -
to feel it burn and sear skin right off;
to feel the lash of truth's harsh whip.

They say things are easier to fight,
when you can see what you're up against.
But your can easily lose your footing,
when you meet fear in that same instance.

To live upon a lie,
is to build up a place to fall.
But there are few who would proceed,
if they knew from the start, that they were running into a wall.

Comments about The Reasons Why People Lie. by Mandy Lee

  • Saadat Tahir (6/2/2012 10:22:00 AM)

    nice poem with a standard rhyme scheme....
    most rhymes work very well

    great it
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

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