When a lie dies


Poets lie to tell the truth

Pounding notes of love, sweet flavor of peace

putrid odor of pain, soft skin of youth

blind numbness waning hopes increase


Corpse to revenant,

temple to tomb,

hidden now evident,

from graves flowers bloom


Rains smell new life,

crossing sunset to sunrise,

cut death's umbilical cord with a knife

life sprouts from broken breath when one dies


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  • 2781

    Truth speaks louder in words...

    • sorenbarrett

      Thanks for the read and comment

    • orchidee

      Good write SB.

    • Teddy.15

      Maybe they never die at all, but one can learn to forgive them. A wonderful powerful subject written with the most I credible poetic ink 🌹

      • sorenbarrett

        Thanks Teddy forgiveness is very important in that everyone lies one way or another at one time or another. The important issue is for what purpose. Thanks for the review and comment it is so appreciated.

        • Teddy.15

          incredible 🌹

        • Bella Shepard

          A lie never dies a good death. Fantastic my friend!

          • sorenbarrett

            That is a quotable statement Bella. No lies do not die good deaths if they die at all. Thanks so much for the review and comment it is most appreciated.

          • Goldfinch60

            Powerful words soren but many may tell the truth.


            • sorenbarrett

              Thanks so much Gold yes even liars don't lie all the time and even the truthful lie from time to time. Thanks so much for the read Andy and the remark that gives pause for thought.

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