© 2017 John Richard Anderson
A lie begets a lie begets a lie
When you say good-bye to truth, its bye, bye.
For there's no way to tell the difference
between what is truth stretched out tight and taut
and lines of lies hanging there enticing a play-out.
Telling lies is highly infectious, a game of dare and bluff,
growing worse, as lies feed on each other like vultures dying of poison.
So, at first it's a game of stories, and wild outrageous claims
that no one would believe,
But interspersed within is the vicious truth,
which I've let out with the dross.
I've told you everything, but you cannot work it out
because truth and lies lay all spread out before you
looking all the same.
I could own up and tell you one day,
_but I have too much to declare._