Protection

Some lies protect

The honest truth,

Spoken not to kill,

Preventive measures,

Subtly taken,

To reinvent the will.

 

Some truths reveal

A lie beneath,

Exposed in all its glory.

Sometimes fibs

And partial truths

Hide a different story.

 

Some people swear

To honesty

In strictest of devotion,

Others swear

Integrity

To camouflage emotion.

 

Protection

Manifests

In many forms,

Finds

Different ways and

So conforms

 

In words

Too hard to say,

Though true,

Fable

Fabricates

Facts anew.

 

Children

Do this

All the time.

They lie

And hope that

All is fine

 

Till caught in

Flagrant

Flouting one,

Ashamed,

They hide,

Until someone

 

Reveals that,

Sometimes,

Though not ideal,

A lie may

Protect

How others feel.

10 thoughts on “Protection”

  1. This segment – substitute ‘devotion’ for ‘integrity’ and you would be talking about a lot of the people who attend church these days. Some people swear / To honesty / In strictest of devotion, / Others swear / Integrity / To camouflage emotion.

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    1. Thank you, Cubby. I don’t like lies but if it is a toss up between a white lie or hurting someone, I’d go with the white lie. Sometimes the strictest of devotion to truth is not the way to go. Kids lie to protect themselves. Simple. Adult reasons are so varied. And bemusing. ;)x

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