The Truth

The Truth

A Poem by audrie

I have exposed to you only 
fragments of the truth
for fear of rejection
I've been telling you lies 
from our very conception

I've had to keep track
of these lies that I've told
Did't want to slip up
Don't want to let them unfold

Don't want to get tripped up
from these lies that I've spun
but those words that I've said
just rolled off my tongue 

I've held onto these secrets
kept them locked up inside
I must let them out
Must swallow my pride

I'm afraid that you'll leave me 
once that you know
I'm afraid that in the future you'll no longer believe me 
I'm afraid that you'll decide to just get up and go

I'm desperately wanting to bring about change
All of my words I wish I could exchange
I'm fully aware that I'm deceiving you 
How I long to be able to tell you the truth

So now it's time for me to ask for forgiveness
I beg you to stay
while I attempt to clean all my messes

But if you should leave 
I'll quite understand why
I just can't continue 
to live with these lies


© 2014 audrie



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I had a relationship that was very much like this. I actually went to consoling for all of the lying that i did. And then i realized on day that she didn't love me at all, she could only love what I was pretending to be. She fell in love with the smoke, and my fire was dwindling.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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audrie

3 Years Ago

the desire for love has the ability to make us believe in falsities and sometimes we lie so much tha.. read more



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Ooohh, the truth shall set you free but might shatter your world.
Great write here. Excellent piece of truth.

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks Ance - your reviews are always enjoyed!
So true... lies are very messy little things and seem to require more lies in order to conceal the ones already said... the truth is better! Great job!

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

yes, it's easy to let them get out of hand and then you're screwed!
A very good one......its a brave decision to not live with lies afterall truth wins in long run.......beautiful....

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Yes, only turmoil can come from telling lies - thanks for the comment = ]
Honest, raw and direct...thanks for sharing your feelings!

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks for taking the time to read this! = ]
A. Amos

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome my dear
"So now it's time for me to ask for forgiveness
I beg you to stay
while I attempt to clean all my messes"
A powerful poem with a good message. I believe all of us have things dead and bury. I don't believe we can share all things. Human nature is greed and jealousy. I could feel the concern in the poem for actions done. Real love should forgive all. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

some lies are meant to deceive, some to protect from hurt and some to help others. Unfortunately, m.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome. We learn by living and making mistakes.
A very honest and candid work. Respectful and brave....hope it helps you clear your mind.

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Yes, deceiving people is part of my distant past and I realize that it was a s****y thing to do. Th.. read more
This poem is so beautiful and so true. I can feel each and every word. You are a very powerful poetess. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Awww - so nice of you to say! thanks = ]
priya

3 Years Ago

My pleasure Audrie.. ^_^
ah! it pains as I read this...

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

It was a necessary write to acknowledge my past mistakes. . . thanks for reading this = ]
speaker has a good idea here...the honesty is the best...regardless of consequences...
first and foremost, we need to be able to live with ourselves...

really felt this one.

jacob

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

In this particular relationship it was exhausting to try and keep track of my lies. My future relat.. read more

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