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Unspoken truths are just lies under construction
by David Maclellan
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Can't remember one that I ever got away with, someone alway knew...even if it was only me.

 Lies can be cast with malicious intent

'White ones' so called, when the truth is just bent

But lies are the substance of heartache and grief

Whatever the reason, they'll bring no relief


Unspoken truths are just lies under construction

Made manifest when aware of your fallacious deduction

If you say one thing and mean another

Is that not a lie, just undercover?


And what of you? Who seems so offended?

Yes you, with the judgemental finger extended

Is it true no falsehood you never have spoken?

Or perhaps mine are real lies, while your's are just token


I'm a liar, I'm sorry, a sinner for sure

But the forgiveness I seek comes not from man's law

But your hypocrisy cuts me, right to the bone

Didn't someone once say, "…let him cast the first stone"?

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Reviewed by baz busbe
Loved this poem and the title, its so true. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader)
This message is one that I was attempting to address in my poem "Suffering's Daylight". You made a very strict and undeniable present on the subject of being judgmental (prejudice), and active in both. I believe that lies are also born from the fear of being misjudged, and wrongly punished--a catch 22, if you please, but this does not justify the lie. We all must catch ourselves and judge ourselves more harshly; as you mentioned "even if it was only you" who knew that you were telling a lie--someone knew, and it is inescapable. With anything wrongfully done, it is most essential that a person maintain his or her sincere repent, and honestly need for forgiveness and better guidance or enhancement. This writing is like staring at the tip of a dagger that says "tell the truth, or die". Great presentation of thought and directness.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You tell the truth, David; and I appreciate the insightful perspective that you have shared via your verses here. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Paul Drouillard

Truths about truth; pure poetry. Pure genius.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
superbly written,David! We all lie about not lying,if nothing else;-)
Reviewed by Richard King
It's no longer an "Unspoken Truth" that this is a masterful write. Well done sir. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
David, you have spoken so many truths about lies..We all do it even if we don't intend on it. By not saying something (omission) that is a now what if everyone always told the truth? There would be very many sad people, because in order to not hurt people sometimes a white lie helps someone..for instance, when your (girlfriend/wife) asks you if she looks good in what ever outfit she has on, and you think she doesn't, are you really going to tell her the truth and hurt her feelings??????? that's what I mean..sometimes a white lie saves face for the other person..lying for oneself to get by, well that's another story..that's deception and unacceptable..
Wow you got me going on this one..I always knew when my children were lying, sometimes not my ex husband obviously because he is an ex

Good work here, you got the den worked

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
The title says it all!! I could actually see that in one of those 100 Thoughts About Wisdom books or Quotable Quotes. Something to that effect. Nice work.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Well thought out, I like this, it was your title that drew me in & I am not lying here...;-) ed
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This is a great poem indeed!
Supple and possessing so much wonderful humility and wisdom!!!~
Peace and Blessings,
Reviewed by pat medlin
what an impressive piece of work...i didn't have to feel around for a just pulled me right along to the end where i gently slid off 'the first stone' with a plonck of my favorites david...pat
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Anyone who says they never lie is a liar! Anyone who claims not to be a sinner is the worst culprit of all. Well penned and truly thought provoking.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
I like the gradual shift that takes place as the poem progresses; for me, it becomes more meaningful and spiritual with each stanza, and ends wonderfully.

Reviewed by neerja gandhi one i suppose intends to tell a lie....maybe to save oneself one gets into the impulse .. Nice thoughtful write. Good wishes David
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
I Love This David! It is hard for some to look into ones own
mirror but it is great to do so! I still remember my very first lie!
I remember it because it made me feel so incredibly awful.
Lies are masterful trickery to steal from another the values
of worth that the deceived deserve in their life...which is honesty.
It is a horrible truth to feel when someone has lived a lie-
when in fact they thought it was the truth...

I collect those stones
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Enjoyed this one, David....the lyrical flow is great! Of course the content is right on the mark!

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