Poem: "Liar's Burden"

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Liar's Burden
By: Eve Estelle

In our years of living,
Be they few or greater,
We've all known the feeling;
The anxiety, the pain.

Your hands start to shake, your palms start to sweat,
Your mind goes blank, and your voice all but breaks;
You must answer them now, but fear is so strong,
The words you've just spoken feel so.. wrong.

Uneasiness reigns, your eyes dart around,
Your responses are quick, but they bury you deeper;
Should you just tell the truth? But what will they say?
For this one hasty secret, the mountain grows steeper.

Time passes, and the guilt fades,
All too soon this act is repeated;
Again guilt reigns - you've become quite the weeper.
For this one hasty secret, your mind is its keeper.

The years go by, and you hardly notice..
..The pain you've caused, the trust you've lost.
It's become routine, and you're at your coldest;
You speak lies like you sleep: calmly and often -
But in the back of your mind, you're aware of the cost.

Time continues on, though with little kindness;
The guilt has returned, and returned it shall stay.
You've ceased your lies, but the past still remains;
Your conscious grows heavy, more with each day.

It's a vicious cycle - one witnessed too often;
Lying, in truth, it sometimes is needed;
The power to lie is a skill you should keep,
The dangers, though, must always be heeded;
For the will to lie is a grave buried deep.


  1. FFFFFing-WOw that was good! O.O
    You're taking poetry to a whole new level! So glad I found your blog<3

    1. Awe, thank you very much, TuddaPudda! :) I'm glad you liked it. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Happy I checked yours out too, by the way. Wonderful work ^^

    2. Of course! And aww, thanks! >w<

  2. Ohmygosh! This poem is awesome!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I'm so glad I checked yours! :)

    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

    1. No problem, MJ! I love all of your craft ideas, they're brilliant. Happy to hear you liked the poem! :)

  3. Wow Eve. WOW. Your writing... Ugh, care to share your talents? xD
    This was amazing; I love reading your works. ^_^

    1. Aww, well I love reading your comments! lol. Thank you so much, I really appreciate all the reading and commenting you do. :) Also, I'd love to share anything I can! But you certainly don't need any advice. You're doing awesome enough as it is.

  4. WOW! You are such a great writer! How do you come up with it?

    1. Thank you, KR! :) The topics I write about are random; sometimes I just come across something (I hear a conversation, I see a show/movie, I read or listen to stories and experiences from others, etc.) and it inspires me to write about it. When it comes to wording, I sort of brainstorm words that have a similar meaning to what I'm looking for in a sentence and then Google synonyms and things like that.

      Thanks for commenting, and I've also checked out your own blog as well! :)

    2. Thank you Eve for answering my questions! Over the past 2 years, I have been getting into writing. Your blog is just so inspiring for me!

    3. Of course, no problem at all! If you ever have any others, I'd be happy to answer them as well. ^^ Writing is such a fantastic thing to do. Make sure to do a lot of experimenting. Experiment with words, style, all of it. Great fun, and a great way to learn more.

      That makes me so happy that my blog inspires you! You have a wonderful one yourself, and I hope you keep it up!

  5. Wow! That was beautiful! You write amazing!

    -Kathie K

    1. Thank you so much, Kathie! I'm glad you enjoyed :)

  6. What you sow is you reap. One of the greatest thing to know is when to lie and what to lie.

    1. Very true, Umesh! There are times when you have to lie, but most of the lying we do now is just to save face and avoid consequences - and that's no good.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    2. True..!!! (I said I'll read) ;)


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