People Lie

7 Oct

Many people are dishonest. I’m not talking just about people who say something that’s untrue in order to get something from you. I’m talking about harsh words spoken out of anger and frustration. These words cause us so much pain and angst, but have you ever thought that maybe those awful accusations someone spat at you were a lie? That despite their harsh words and hostile emotions, they may just be lying to you in that moment of anger as well? How many times has someone called something that was great only “Pretty good?” How many times have you known someone felt a certain way about something or someone but couldn’t come out and say it? All forms of dishonesty. A lack of courage to speak from the heart and not be concerned with the consequences. Though someone screaming at you and pointing a finger may seem very real and honest to you, there’s more to their words than you may think. Don’t believe the lies…

People Lie

Has someone said something to you that cut you to the bone?
That rattled you, that made you want to just be left alone?
Something said in anger that was said to punish you
For all the supposed bad things that you say and you do?

Keep in mind before you let their words cause you much strife
How many liars you’ve encountered throughout your whole life
People lie about all things, the good, the bad, the ugly
They see something that’s wonderful and they reply quite smugly:

“That’s not bad” because they lie and can’t speak from their heart
They don’t say what they mean in fear they won’t look very smart
Or fear they will appear “too soft” or open to attack
And so they lie ‘cause courage to be honest’s what they lack

It is a shame that harsh words spoken are taken as truth
And that more people don’t make an effort to be a sleuth
And ask questions about the person who spits words of hate
Questions like, “Who is this person? Is courage their trait?

Do they exhibit honesty and selflessness and grace?
Are they the type of person who’s not afraid to embrace
And show appreciation for the beauty in this world?
Or are they most vocal when their anger must be unfurled?”

If we take a moment to assess the angry speaker
The accusations that they spit may seem a bit less bleaker
People lie, exaggerate, pull words out of their ass
Do not be affected by liars who have no class

~Miro

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10 Responses to “People Lie”

  1. seventhvoice October 8, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Reblogged this on seventhvoice.

    • Miro October 8, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      • seventhvoice October 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

        You are so very welcome. It’s good work.

  2. poeticjourney October 8, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Beautiful poem!

    • Miro October 8, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      Thank you!

      • poeticjourney October 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

        You very welcome….. God Bless 🙂

  3. Sue Dreamwalker October 8, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    You know Miro, in my experience I have come across many as you have just described .. Some also do not wish to hear the Truth, and wouldnt know it if that came up to bite them!.. A Great poem from one who see’s and feels much
    ~Sue

  4. vpcloud October 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    This is great, and I need to see this!

  5. vpcloud October 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on A Vivacious Life… unfiltered! and commented:
    We shouldn’t say things out of anger, and we probably shouldn’t listen to things people say in anger. I really don’t need to say much else because the poem pretty much says my thoughts!

  6. August McLaughlin October 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Insightful, as always. Have you seen the show, Lie to Me? If not, I recommend it. It’s based on science and psychology and inspires many ethical questions.

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