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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.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

2 Comments

  • Deepti Agrawal

    “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.

    • Jesi

      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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