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A mistake to know made,
Acknowledged done to admit.
And apologize for it?
Does more for one's credibility.
Than one's portrayal of innocence.
With a head then to bow.
Or others who find to scream and shout...
Immediately forgives them,
From acts of professionally lieing.
To hear again them to say,
'I'm not lieing this time. I'm not!
People like this,
Have been denying liars since childhood.
To lie and get away with the doing of it.
Blaming to accuse someone else.
Having no idea,
They had been picked and selected...
And today when asked,
If time has changed their ways of the past.
They will say as if,
Guilt has awakened their consciousness...
'There are very few left these days.
I can accuse and blame,
For my mistakes to have made.
Since then those mistakes,
Made me afraid I would be punished...
If I admitted them.'
They were lies.
You told lies on others purposely.
That to do is not a mistake.
That is an intention gone unmentioned.
Causing unnecessary stress,
On those suspected to be deceivers...
Betrayers, traitors, backstabbers and liars.'
'And to think,
A free mistakes to make...
Can create such misunderstanding.'
What you have done is to lie to know it!
Causing people to stress themselves.
Probably some to have stressed to death!'
'And that's the mistake I made.
My fun to have it,
Is not always appreciated to understand...
By others lacking my sense of humor.'
'Something in your attic needed.
Has been years in your basement.
And that is my 'hopeful' speculation.
Not to miss to know it is...missed!'
What a mystery.
This I had not noticed.
Something in 'my' attic?'
Definitely in 'YOUR' attic.
Needing you to find and use,
'Something missing I need to find and use.
'What does it look like?
Describe it to me!'
'That would take the fun out of it!
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