Sometimes we call them “little white lies”

or perhaps just a little old fib;

We’re only doing it for somebody else,

we say with hypocritical glib.

we don’t want to hurt them with honesty,

so we just stretch the truth with a lie,

It’s only a little make-believe,

we tell ourselves with a sigh.

And should the truth come back to bite

us I n our lying asses,

We say “I only did it just for you”

and hope this new lie passes.


Sandra Lee Smith

January 20, 2009