ever found yourself twisting the truth
simply so you appear better, struth

honesty is so raw it leaves nowhere to hide
easier to taint the truth why confide we lied

but once the lie slides out with oily slickness
we get locked into expounding it, it’s a sickness

truth is blunt so we dull it down
glaze over facts to avoid a frown

many take our word at face value
others see right through and devalue

as slander and gossip birth
they sabotage our self worth

creates much harm
kind honesty can charm

just a note that my interest in blogging was waning then yesterday I had a lovely email about an unknown impact I had via WP a year ago. It was most heartening to know one person benefited over these past four years!