The Price of Deceit

The Price of Deceit
The Price of Deceit….growing delusions

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

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “The Price of Deceit

  • November 26, 2016 at 1:30 AM

    Ah! You are in the shed here, aren’t you? Some deep thoughts, Tony. I believe if false truths are prominent then one cannot learn when in delusion. Thoughts from the shed really put me in a deep thinking mode. Well done.

  • November 26, 2016 at 1:43 AM

    Thoughts from the shed indeed. and glad it made you consider, as we all learn from extensions of what we have believed in the past. Glad you appreciated it. Cheers Phyllis.

  • November 26, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    I agree, in delusions souls do not learn, how can they? How can we believe there is more than one truth? Yet we cannot be our brothers keeper, we can only each put out what is on our own heart as best we can in ways of not offending when only our best is intended.

  • November 26, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Glad you related and enjoyed my thoughts Jackie. Cheers!


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