Truth or Lies? ~ the Sonnet

Truth or Lies

true love
Truth or Lies?

Truth or Lies ~ the Sonnet

My love swears that she always tells the truth,
I believe her though I am sure she lies.
She tells me I’m still in the prime of youth
But I know later middle-age applies.

I act as though she’s right and I am young,
Although she really knows I’m past my best.
I must give credit to her fibbing tongue
Though both of us the simple truth suppress.

So, how can I accuse her words unjust,
And claim she’s wrong and I am really old?
Love’s secret formula’s selective trust,
And true love always keeps you young I’m told.

I do not question her about what’s true

For better her kind lies than feeling blue.

~Or an alternative final couplet~

Perhaps I need to exercise much more

So I can tightly lock that old-age door.

True love
True love always keep you young


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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction, and thoroughly enjoying this, especially flash fiction. I have been fortunate to have two poems made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. My services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

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