Watch Out For Lightning

Watch Out For Lightning

I had a lot of fun with today’s prompt. Thank you, Tamara, for this one. Two Lies and a Truth. The game in a poem, although I don’t think we need Sherlock to figure out which is truth and what isn’t.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

By Jesi Scott

 

“I cannot tell a lie,” she said.

“I have a window for a head.

And if you look into my eyes,

You’ll be in for a big surprise.”

 

“For through my head you will see,

The world living in a tree.

Not only that, but also this,

Eternity lives in my kiss.”

 

“And I am young, yet also old.

Vanity is worth less than gold.

Youth is wasted on the young,

And my time here is almost done.”

 

“That door that leads to sudden death,

Is nothing more than a baby’s breath.

But do be careful if you go through,

For I may not be so honest or true.”

 

“So which is true and which is false,

This game we play so like a waltz?

The truth is there so plain to me,

But can you tell, honestly?”

 

“I cannot tell a lie,” she said.

Then she turned away and fled.

2 Replies to “Watch Out For Lightning”

  1. “That door that leads to sudden death,

    Is nothing more than a baby’s breath.

    But do be careful if you go through,

    For I may not be so honest or true.” Loved this verse..

    i dont care what is a lie or truth..
    as your words made me smile
    and that is more than enough.

    1. So glad this made you smile! I’ve never played the game the prompt was based on but writing a poem like this was fun. And everything I wrote about has a smidgeon of truth and lie in it, and I loved writing this.

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