Truthful Lives.

It came to me, the other day,

What if we cared, in what we say,

What sort of world would pass us by

If in our lives, we’d never lie.


Would we be able to survive,

In a completely truthful life?


  • yellowrose

    I wander how many people think about what they say . Sometimes it seems easier for some people to lie ...

    Sometimes the truth can be painful , but then again so can lies

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you for your comments yellowrose, there is much truth in what you say.


    • orchidee

      Good write Gold.
      Would we have courage to always be truthful? Would everyone accept what we say, if we were always truthful? Would WE always accept what others say to us?
      There is sneakiness, 'white lies', etc where we 'get through life' at times, I suppose. Then we may have to maintain the lie, if we start one.

      • Goldfinch60

        It is a very strange thought for everybody to always tell the truth, I am sure that we could not live that way and be happy in our lives.


      • Doggerel Dave

        I don't think I lie - and I do know it has got me into much trouble over the years...Sometimes I wonder what is wrong with me....
        Good little poem, Andy.
        If it weren't for one intervening entry, you would be ready for a rhymer hat trick tomorrow....

        • Goldfinch60

          I don't lie but to keep people happy I may sometime 'bend the truth'.

          You asked for it I have written a rhymer for you - don't say you have not been warned!


        • dusk arising

          Speaking the truth in response to a direct question has landed me with all sorts of problems in the past. Is this where white lies comfortably creep into our lives of daily compromise.

          • Goldfinch60

            So very true d a, we need to sometimes 'bend the truth'.


          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            truth mmm, politicians, police.solicitors, no they wouldn't survive, me? No, I wouldn't have a house if I told the truth. Lies, sadly part of everyday life
            The answer to your question as you already know. Is No
            Now, where did I pit those tax forms?
            Have a good un,
            Sorry, just left the bank, I mean

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Bill, yes untruths do get told, we could not survive if the truth was always told.

              "How do you know when a politician is lying?"
              "Their lips move!"


            • L. B. Mek

              such a thought provoking and engaging write Andy, a great stimulus topic for open dialogue!
              being true to ourselves and the telling of lies, have differing connotations and impacts..
              I feel lying is inevitable to some degree,
              some completely delude themselves and proudly boast they never do, while rest of us fidget and mention words like 'white' and 'bending' to drape our discomfort with admitting to telling a few lies, now and then..
              personally, I think the most important thing is that we don't lie to ourselves, its impossible to anticipate all the madness waiting for us in the world, so we've all learnt from childhood to word our 'truths' in a certain way or for some, just got good at telling lies - outright,
              but if we can limit and control the lies we tell ourselves, then we can face our own truth's and insure we 'police' ourselves, then it matters less how everyone else judges our words, because we know we're doing the best we can and nothing more can be asked of us..
              (but what do I know? I may be deluding myself with these very words I type, lol)

              • Goldfinch60

                All can do Mek is the best we can to ensure our lives and the lives of those around us are in a good place, if it means 'bending the truth' and we are happy with it then all will be well.


              • Accidental Poet

                I think some people lie when they don't know what else to say. In the end, it is what it is. AP

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