YOUR WORDS BETRAY YOU

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You cannot hide
behind lies
you tell
the world
if you write
poetry

The lines you write
portray you
in a spotlight
of truth
and betray you

There is nowhere
to hide in poetry

the shadows
between the lines
that normally
shield you
from view
everywhere else
won’t work
if you write
poetry

Poetry
reveals the truth
about your heart
and soul
in your words

Your words
Betray you
if you are a liar
and a fraud

They will accuse you
in front of the world

Don’t write poetry
if you love the darkness
and lying

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm  – All Rights Reserved
Inspired by Nicole Lyons’ marvelous “On Poetry – 1

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