Lies Destroy Relationships, Big or Small

Lies Destroy Relationships …

Lies destroy

Trust is something earned,

Not so readily given

To those unworthy


To misanthropy

Those living in self-prisons

Trapped behind their words


Still unraveling

Fumbling between stories

With lies upon lies


All for the glory

The blood fouled upon the knife

Fingerprints to come


Friends in hemorrhaged pools

Scattered amongst the pursuits

of poetic crimes.


Though little and white

When betrayal nullifies

In Love and passion,


When empathy dies

With logical straitjackets,

Fractured in falsehoods



Through the tapestry

Of life we ignore


So oblivious

Of who gets hurt or laments

From the inside out,


Feeding, consuming,

These lies, riddled in decay

Raze from the inside


Like an entree served

You feed, we feed upon it,

Those little white lies


The ones that have grown

So large we can’t contain it

And it destroys us.


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Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

10 thoughts on “Lies Destroy Relationships, Big or Small

  • February 6, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Lies are doom to relationships. Any relationship must be built on honesty, respect, and sincere love. Great Haiku, Paul. You are doing quite well with this genre.

    • February 8, 2019 at 5:20 AM

      Thank you so much Phyllis. I cant believe I’ve never tried this form of poetry. I really like the flow and quick attack with words. You are so right. Relationships are built on trust. After all the hype of first kiss and passion are done, trust is the basis every day. Thank you again my friend.

  • February 7, 2019 at 4:51 AM

    This is what I like about Haiku , it lets us turn quickly to introspect !
    Very nice writing .

    • February 8, 2019 at 5:20 AM

      Yeah it’s a fun way to write poetry. Thank you so much for your kind words Ed.

  • February 8, 2019 at 6:17 AM

    Even little white lies can grow big over time Paul. Well done with this haiku. I am surprised how the genre encourages you to capture so much in such a concise a way.

    • February 9, 2019 at 10:47 AM

      It is crazy. I’ve really taken a liking to haiku poetry. Lies, big or small, break that trust that we work so hard to keep intact. Thank you so much for your kind words John.

  • February 9, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Paul I am glad you are jumping into the Haiku waters. They are calm and warm. This was a great read about a very important subject. Honesty. Thank you. Jamie

    • February 10, 2019 at 9:23 AM

      Thank you so much for your kind words Jamie. Im glad you appreciated this writing. The haiku waters are not bad at all.

  • February 10, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Paul this was a wonderful write and as Jaime pointed out an important subject.

    • February 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM

      Thank you Kurt. I appreciate your kind words.


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