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Falsehood



Did you know him?
Thus murmurs falsehood, untruths passed on
Devastating – so unnecessary
Reverberates, reflects upon the characters
Eats into flesh, beneath the skin
Ignominiously harmed
Scarred by untruths
Of liar covers the innocent victim
Unless squashed early, deep regret
The lie repeated often enough
Becomes the black and deadly truth to many
Like an infested cancer
Multiplies and destroys all contact
Too late to disinfect, to isolate, retract
Expose the villain – too many believers
Walk in devil’s shoes, stomping
Only shallow shadow of the poisoned corpse
Tarnished and mutilated by angry lips
Filled with poison’s self-destruct
Be rescued by the angels in their upward flight
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Submitted by arthurweil on February 13, 2022

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