Theme: Loss

Telling A Lie

Telling a lie is an art,
though speaking the truth
is indeed a brave act;
 
Tactful is he who tells lies,
an extra coat of sugary words
he with a smile applies;
 
Naive are the ones who speak truth,
face everyone’s shouting and wrath
for causing though never a blood bath;
 
‘Smile and smile yet be a villain’, says the bard,
Suffer and suffer to utter the truth
Still none lends the ear – is it not sad?!
 
Yet truth often wins, lies fall flat,
for, can clouds convince even a few
the sky to be grey and not blue?

29-Apr-2016

More By  : Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

Views: 1414     Comments: 6

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Ramachandran ji for liking the poem. Yes, truth is the ultimate winner.

Kumarendra Mallick
02-May-2016 21:05 PM

Comment Great poem on timeless truth.Thank you sir.

N S RAMACHANDRAN
01-May-2016 09:39 AM

Comment Thank you, Bijay babu. Says Chanakya, 'Satyam bada priyam bada, n bada satyam apriyam' (Speak truth speak pleasant, say not unpleasant truth}. It is also said by telling a lie if the society gets the benefit, tell a little lie!
However, truth is ever a reward.

kumarendramallick
29-Apr-2016 22:32 PM

Comment Thank you, Kulbir ji truly to like the poem. I am indeed glad, sir.

kumarendramallick
29-Apr-2016 22:27 PM

Comment Satyameva jayate, truth only prevails, sir. King Harischandra, Queen Sabya and son Rohit's story flashes upon the mind's eye. Mahatma Gandhi though not a good student was.
Johny, Johny, yes papa...

bijay kant dubey
29-Apr-2016 11:53 AM

Comment Kumarendraji,

Good one - my gratitude for sharing.

Kulbir
29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM


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