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.

Options

So everything is going great
United beyaond your own fate.
Children grown and
Children gone, yet
Everyone is still there to get
Success will come for all to see,
So do not hesitate to be.
You can’t fail…
For failure only comes
Along, when you give up.
I know that it’s hard, yet.
Longing fills your soul still;
Until the victory is yours,
Remember that you’ll surley fail
Especially if you never try to avail.
Failure is not an option if you have any options in the first place.

Written for Traces of the Soul’s prompt this week: http://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/reflections-traces-of-the-soul/#like-9567

Like her, I too was missing the DungeonPrompt for this week as the Steward for The Seeker’s Dungeon has gone on a journey. He’ll be back, but until then there are no prompts… (*looks sad)

So I’m glad that someone else put up a prompt randomly for this week!