20 December 2007

the obvious mistake

the lies once you have heard them seem quite plain
truth is a crazy uncle whose tall tales
will drive you mad the thing is that truth fails
to seem as plausible as simple pain
it does not offer us the instant gain
but holds the frame up with its golden nails
beside it the old lie just dulls and pales
but to accept truth seems just too much strain
so the dull lie becomes the one we choose
for brightest truth is read as one more snare
and we are wary of all likely traps
thus in the end we make ourselves to lose
not from the lack but the excess of care
though all seems fine until the last collapse

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