How have you survived
Years of living with a liar?
Isn’t listening to him
Akin to walking thru a fire?

Promises are broken
Like glass beneath your feet
Look a little deeper
What is there underneath?

Deception and diversions
Strategically spread around
Meant to distract and confuse you
The truth, nowhere to be found.

Words…. mere sustenance and power
Fuel to sustain the lies
Watching for signs of deception
It’s enough to make you cry.

Like an actor on a stage
Promoting his agenda
He’ll play you at every turn
You can’t help, but surrender.

All the twists and turns
Meticulously careened
Meant to foster doubt and fear
Do you question what they mean?

Years of living with deceit
Aren’t you tired of all the lies?
Have you ever simply asked
The simple reason, why?

Is it just a game
An uncontrollable affliction?
Is he just a child
Crying out for more attention?

Whatever way you see it
Guess there’s little you can do
You’re never going to stop him
He will always lie to you.


Image from Google Images: tvtropes.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

3 thoughts on “HE’S A LIAR”

  1. Why would anyone live with a liar for years? Guess there’s little you can do??? Flip him the bird and leave! I could never understand why a woman stays in any kind of bad relationship.

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    1. I’m with you. I have a friend, whose husband is a pathological liar. She knows it, but still chooses to stay in the relationship. They’ve been together close to 50 years!!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!! Thanks for your comments! Hope you’re having a good day!

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