Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 85,680 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Who Gets To Benefit - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

What is needed most,
If relationships are to be kept close?

'Honesty.
Sacrifice and devotion.'

And what is needed most,
To always keep protected...
Without egos overdosed?

'Honesty, sacrifice and devotion.'

Then why is it many people perceive,
As a kept notion to believe...
That secrets kept are best to hide.
And lies to tell can be denied?

What is needed most,
If relationships are to be kept close?

'Honesty.
Sacrifice and devotion.'

But many people keep perceived as a notion,
They should lie to mates with secrets kept.
And the doing of it they will never regret.

'Liars don't often survive their lies told.
And liars don't often survive,
Lies told to then be sold.
Liars
don't often survive,
Relationships that benefit deceptions.
And liars don't often survive,
Their lies told to then be sold.'

What is needed most,
If relationships are to be kept close?

'Well...
Liars don't often survive,
Their lies told.
And...
Liars don't often survive,
Lies told to then be sold.
No!
Liars don't often survive,
Relationships that benefit deceptions.
And liars don't often survive,
Lies told to have exposed.
Liars don't often survive,
Relationships that benefit deceptions.
And liars don't often survive,
Lies told to have exposed.
There is no benefit,
To lies to have exposed.
There is no benefit,
To lies to have exposed.
Who gets to benefit,
From lies to have them told.'

Topic(s) of this poem: truth


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 7, 2015



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