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Love – You Lie

Jamie Beck
Love’s illusion,
    Lie’s seclusion.
Smoke’s reflection,
    Mirror’s detection.
Truth’s confusion,
    Heart’s contusion.
Red lips moist
    whisper names.
Brown eyes hide
    mascara’s aim.
Beauty spins
    roulette’s round game.
Shattered glass reeks of rum.
Starving crows eat stale crumb.
Empty pools curse noon sun.
Love lies.
Smoke hides.
Mirror cries.
Truth dies.
Heart sighs.
Deceitfulness is a beauty I cannot tame.
Why even try?
Love,
    you lie.
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23 thoughts on “Love – You Lie

  1. Oh..and you certainly didn't, Henry! Your honesty was very well translated into this very fine poem here… I like your take on love, and I "love" your way with words… no lies about that one!! 🙂

  2. As others have said, I love the flow of this. At this point in life, I'm learning that life's journey is about shattering illusions. BTW, I was so close to choosing your story/poem as story of the week for Bluebell Books. It was just superb. For my tastes I would have gone with it but went with something light since it was for children. It was so good, Henry.

  3. Nice work Henry…you bring much to your work with living and experiencing the world from various points of view….and now in Montreal…a wonderful adventures life…thank you so much for your vists…blessings..bkm

  4. as i read the words seem to pick up speed and cascade down to the edge of a waterfall…"Deceitfulness is a beauty I cannot tame.Why even try?Love, you lie."oooh, i love that! stunning! stunning! stunning!

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