White Lies

White Lies

A Poem by Kshitij Gupta

He didn't bother trying for her,
For he did not expect her to love him as such.

When she told him,
He fell for it,and he fell hard.
Heart beat faster,
Mind stumbled like a pack of cards.

She said she loved him,
He mattered to her most,
White lies is all she ever told,
White lies that left him cold.

"I never loved you", she blurts,
She has no idea how much it hurts,
She says she wants to be friends,
For this has been the new trend-
Befriend someone whose broken heart you can't mend.

White lies is all she ever told,
White lies he believed.
White lies is all she ever told,
White lies that left him cold.

© 2015 Kshitij Gupta

Author's Note

Kshitij Gupta
Poem the second.
PS: A few lines kinda sound more depressing than they actually are.

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Strong message here. Would be interesting for you to explore the phrase itself, 'white lie', keeping in mind blackness/emptiness etc. As it stands though, I love how lines from midway in the poem are repeated in your final stanza. It adds a real weight and significance to them. Great stuff, keep it up!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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White lies. We are all told white lies at some point. So many points actually. It's all right in front of us. We just don't want to see it. Don't want to believe any of it.

Posted 7 Years Ago

i have had these told to me more times than i could count...and that "let's be friends" thing...i lied to you, but now, trust me as your friend.


yes. felt this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Someone wise once told only brave people are capable of loving. Rest run away as they no deep within they do not deserve it. It is a feedback on them and nothing to do with you. I loved the honesty and heart put into this poem. Keep writing.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Kshitij: A powerful writing and I like it very much. The flow is great and White Lies is a wonderful title. To be deceived in such a way is so very sad and you gave wonderful descriptions full of emotional impact and vivid imagery. The ending stanza repeating the phases White lies is awesome and adds impact too. White lies is all she ever told, White lies left his cold...great lines. The entire poem is great. Thank you so very much. Dale

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is so painful... to think this same exact story takes place hundreds of times a day. If you really love someone... be sure. Don't lead them on then drop them. It hurts.

Keep Dreaming.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like this poem. it has a wonderful message.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is good actually. His feelings and how they are affected is made real. It shows that white lies can be hurtful, even if most people believe them harmless. Good job.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Well written and delivered!
White lies are still lies that cause pain,
Thanks again for sharing:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow....deep feelings portrayed in this one. Absolutely true and love the style!

Posted 7 Years Ago

second poem, second success Kshitij, excellent work on the down side of love where one can be so deeply into it while the other does not care, your explanations are perfect and your poetry great, good work will come from you I think :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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26 Reviews
Added on April 27, 2015
Last Updated on August 29, 2015
Tags: Love, Heartbreak, Betrayal, Lies, White


Kshitij Gupta
Kshitij Gupta

Doha, Doha, Qatar

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