The price of deceit is high,
and the cost of upholding it delusion,
as life moves within the flow of truth,
and lies disrupt that flow,
leaving its continuity a forged truth
that can become reality for the deluded.
We may all accept half-truths
as a way of exonerating ourselves,
uplifting ourselves or advantaging ourselves,
and in placating those negatives about who we are,
we form new delusions to make us feel better,
less fallible and more acceptable.
Yet this game is fruitless in the end,
an illusion of propriety,
that may come back to haunt us
when truth is finally exposed,
and we may sob into our pillows for all that life has done,
yet it is we who created the path.
So lost are so many people,
delusion is a comforting friend,
able to restore and maintain a positive image,
a placated ego that is confident and can bare the stresses
of life’s demanding processes of learning,
and by experience an uplifting.
But in delusion, does a soul really learn,
or is that process inhibited by false truths,
does the lesson become lost within the wanted truth
rather than truth itself, and if so, does stagnancy reign,
the movement a waste of time
played out in some alternate universe?
Deceit and the protection of it can cause great pain,
to others and to oneself,
and truth can never be fully removed,
be transformed by what we want,
and the more we try to placate it, conceal it,
the harder the balance that ensues, our penance from delusion.
Tony DeLorger © 2016