Why do we lie?

Why do we lie?

A Chapter by Elena

A poem about lying, liars, and just lies. The author is not a fan of lying. The narrator is talking to herself about the complications of lying.


Dear, sweet soul why do I lie?

Why do others lie?

Well, we lie because lying makes life “easier,”

One would say.

However, lies do not make tears any drier,

Or make the time of suffering any shorter.

Why do I act like an actor?

Why am I cluttered and confused?

Oh, how I cannot be amused…

These lies that I create!

All they do is complicate!

You would think that lies could make life easy,

But they stress, kill, and make you angry.

You have regret each time they grow…

Why does this have to be so?

This is not the way life should go…

© 2011 Elena

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Interesting psychological theme. I was thinking about lie. Good work 👍

Posted 1 Month Ago

Interesting expression of lying and thoughts about lying; I really like the narrative style of the poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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wow,i admit i have lied beofre but i hate doing it,that is why is someone ask a question i dont really give a answer,i love the poem you really felt something when you wrote it,didn,t you,but i can not really answer why we lie but i wish we would stop.

love the poem

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Its ironic that there's so much truth in a poem about lies. :)

Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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This is a good one. That's a thoughtful poem you made about lies. It's true that we thought that lying would make life easier but we just make our own life more difficult.

Posted 8 Years Ago

People lie because "lie" is the truest thing that really exist and is indispensable in this world.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Very realist poem, good job!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love it!!! very good and the thoughts are great(:

Posted 11 Years Ago

Don't worry, you did not offend me.
I loved this poem-it was so down-to-earth and realistic.
I love the way you use examples of how people lie.
Great work, keep it up. I can't wait to read your next poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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9 Reviews
Added on December 23, 2009
Last Updated on August 16, 2011
Tags: lies, lying, liars, life, first person, complications
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Hey there. I'm Elena. I am a poet, but I also write stories and such. I write simply for enjoyment; I hope you like what I have to offer. :) I have a blog; please visit by clicking the link unde.. more..

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