The Delusion of Honesty

The Delusion of Honesty
The Delusion of Honesty

Children speak the truth in their heart,
for they have not yet learned
the duplicitous face of lies,
when ploys of deception chosen
render advantages to an ego.

Naivety is a blessed state,
a pure and untainted statement of right,
with a clarity that pales all else,
and within a complex adult life,
is rarely seen.

Honesty is far from just an idea,
it is a way of life,
a transparency that elevates a consciousness
to higher grounds of acceptance and understanding,
and therefore perception.

Children see honesty as natural,
and only deviate as they realise the power of deceit,
of manipulation and the need for self-preservation,
the advantages offered under the guise of acceptance,
as they learn to fit into a corrupt world.

How cherished this natural honesty is,
when a being is so at ease with life,
there is no need for shielding,
no need for concerns of status, acceptance or position,
rather at peace with self, in its raw condition.

We add such complexity to our lives,
trying to placate adversity, gain acceptance
and to be seen as we would hope,
all for the satisfaction of an ego that may become the master
of a mind that needs nothing more than awareness.

Yet we lose this honesty so early,
it often becomes a lost memory,
so we indulge life with regimes of ego building
and self-preservation to placate our shortcomings
to be at ease with who we wish we were.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

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 Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

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 Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “The Delusion of Honesty

  • September 26, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    Honesty and truth – if one is honest and always truthful, there would be far less things to remember. Very good message, Tony, and well penned. Take care.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    I always found that it was more difficult keeping up with the lie than to just tell the truth. I am a truth-sayer nowadays, it served no purpose conjuring up a lie. It makes me feel unclean inside. Sadly kids learn to lie to get out of trouble or to get over in life, and the corporate world encourages that behavior. I tell my kids that I would be less upset if they just tell the truth. Nice work my friend.

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  • September 28, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    I agree, honesty is truth in life, any other way just creates delusions. Glad you appreciated the work, Paul. Take care, my friend.

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