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Wednesday, 1 July 2009
“The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.” – Francis Atterbury
How easy it is to delude ourselves. We are eager to substantiate our dreams, see our hopes bear fruit, yearn to realise our desires. How often we can succumb to the sweet insistence of a spurious but so attractive premise! We are our own accomplice in the duplicity of the feelings that we manufacture to make our fantasy an actuality. Alas, the virtual reality that we concoct is so flimsy that it seldom fails to survive the probity of logic and fails the test of time…
Drowning in your sea of insinuations Clutching the bright straws of your gaze (How duplicitous those eyes!) I may as well try to capture A sunbeam in an attempt to save me From an inevitable death.
I lie, you lie, we lie And in the midst of all of our lies There is a truth, so richly dressed; She looks at us, beaming innocently Because we cannot tell her apart From our naked lies.
Too late to turn back now, We’ve missed our chance We’ve bypassed the turn-off Of that saving grace of the detour… On false pretences, we career on, And like lemmings, we shall plummet to our death.
This is a poem that I wrote several years ago when sweet lies were so easy to consume. Lies always hide poison beneath their pastel-coloured sugary coating…
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