White Lie

Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

It started as a careless little white lie

Morphing into a major confrontation

The way an elephant is made of a fly

The way a speech can rattle a nation


Later-on, after much heated discussion

Having forgotten the little lie completely

But still reeling under the repercussion

It was finally decided to end it discreetly


  • Louis Gibbs

    This can't be a reference to the current political stage, a such situations aren't ended discreetly that I've noticed. At any rate, an intriguing poem, Fred!

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks Louis, you are right, I don't think it is political, but otherwise wide open to the readers interpretation.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write, the problem with lying is that you have to remember which lie you have told and memory can fail.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks, Goldfinch! Ah, if we could remember every lie we told. But sometimes a little lie turns into something much greater.....

      • orchidee

        A fine write Fred. Unfortunately my white lie has gone too far. I only said originally 'I would like to marry KP'. doh! heehee.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks orchidee, and see where it got you. Now we are already talking about having kids with KP! Well, maybe they will do good at Halloween!

          • Santita

            They cannot have kids until after the wedding! I am already up to my ears in wedding planning; seeing as Orchi is too busy with his complaining!

          • Fay Slimm

            A relationship build on a lie cannot be but ended - finished discreetly as the verse says is the better way Fred methinks.

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks Fay, you are absolutely right. But I think there are cases where one of the partners lies about something inconsequential, which is then blown out of proportion.

            • WL Schuett

              So much truth in a poem about lies , good poem

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks so much WL!

              • Santita

                Great write, Fred. Important too, depending upon the situation a white lie can really destroy something/someone. I think there are circumstances when people tell white lies unaware of what might become of them. A thought-provoking write.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks Santi, no matter the color, a lie is a lie. And relationships are based on honesty. So you are right, a small lie can end up as a big problem. If it is real love, then that's when the 'forgive/forget' comes in!

                • lasergraph

                  One should never lie if he can't remember what it was, that is one reason I don't. No memory for it.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thank you lasergraph! Very good advice!

                  • tepo

                    competition to find the best liar
                    winners statement
                    i don't tell lies
                    very interesting read

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thanks tepo! All you have to do for that competition is find some golfers and some fishermen!

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