What Would You Do?

What lie would you tell to get what you want? Does it matter what that want is? Do the ends justify the means? Is there any reasoning you can use?

Life is not perfect. The world is not perfect. That is kind of the point, at least that is what I believe. But think about it, if nothing is perfect does than mean we should all do what we will and forget the consequences?

My mama always told us that she’d rather have the ‘gosh awful truth than a pretty lie.’ I’ve heard others say that they didn’t want to know the truth because it wasn’t something they wanted to deal with.

Do you want the truth?

Yes. No. Maybe. Bend it a little?

–Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

The truth is something fragile and beautiful and dangerous, just like an antique sword that will never lose its edge. It is something that can heal your soul and destroy you all in the same swipe. It is something to be respected and feared and loved all in one moment.

Lies have destroyed people, people I love and care about.

Truths have mangled what would have been joyous moments with dark and gleeful tar.

Both things help people and both hurt people.

They are tools that must be wielded carefully and with good judgement or not touched at all.

 
There is always something hidden away
Revolting in its fear
Unless, of course, the light of day
Ever brings it in the clear.
 
Forgiveness is not something easily found
And fragile in its own right.
Lost and so far from the ground
So keep your endpoint in sight.
Even the dark can  give you rest.
 

It’s not an easy decision, but it is one that each of us have to make.

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About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
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9 Responses to What Would You Do?

  1. Pingback: Dungeon Prompts – Season 3, Week 5: For What Would You Lie? | The Seeker's Dungeon

  2. I like your post, and the poem sums it up very well. We always have to remember the affect that our words are going to have on the other person. Truth then has to be used carefully.

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  4. Hm. Do you really want to know the truth? A cliché line, but all the more intimidating.

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  5. WasimSpeaks says:

    One of the best articles about truth and lies I’ve read recently.
    The contrasts that you show in a sentence works well. I love it.

    Like

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