Treasure Island

Genevieve Pilat

(02/1991 / New Jersey, USA)

Thousand Lies


A picture paints a thousand words
In which depicts a life
I paint my life with a thousand lies
For the truth would cause much strife.

These little lies, I must confess
Provide me no sheer pain
Temporary relief bestows my mind
Nothing to lose or gain.

Day by day I tell a lie
So measly and so white
To tell the truth I couldn't dare
It doesn't seem quite right.

I could try to stop if I want
Tell the truth instead of lie
Yet the lies I've built keep building up
My lies have piled high.

A thousand lies to make my life
A painted vision to see
The life I want the world to know
Even if it isn't me.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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  • Karen Gonzalez-videla (8/13/2013 2:25:00 PM)

    Even though I do not agree with your message I think that this poem has a lot of feelings into it :) It is an awesome poem. I gave it a ten, but it's not showing up: (I wish it does :) I invite you to read, comment, and vote on my poems :) Keep up the good work :) (Report) Reply

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