This poem is about a relationship dwindling - with only one party noticing, yet being able to do nothing.

The poem also explores reality by showing the reader you can only help someone so much; the other person must respond in some way for the bond to work. All too often, the relationship fades and you are left with one person heartbroken and the other totally unaware.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems

The Lie
Woke up this morning
Trying hard to hide my melancholy
I joined you for breakfast
And we continued our lie

Every day it is similar
You are cheery
And so am I
Our terrible lie

Can you imagine a time
When we awoke and did not speak
Realizing our moods would cause tension
Tension caused by too little life?

I do wish sometimes
As I leave for work sullenly
Dreading the day already
Weeping far within

The lie, terrible and unending
Would cease to be
And I would know the real you
And you the real me

But, the lie drags on for now
For it is not written in the stars
And perhaps it will never be
I am my own companion

The dreaded truth
Gathered in a lifetime
Sentenced for an eternity
Realized too late

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  • Krystal
    I really relate to this poem because that is what I am living now with my relationship. I give my all and he only gives when he wants. I only ask for the truth from him but instead he continues to lie to me. I have known of the extra-cirricular activities for a long time now. But he will not admit that he does not love me like he use to. He keeps me here in neutral grounds where i dont know whether to go left or right. I want him to be honest and let me go if he does not care. I really love him but he is destroying my world. I cannot walk away because he has been my everything for most of the years we have been together. We have been thru it all nothing left out. I wish I knew what exactly to do. But I know there is another women in his life.
  • candy
    this poem tells my life story thanks everyone candy
  • RUBY
    This poem is so very true and has so much meaning. It's like two people living together and trying to live a fairy tale that will never come true. Living a lie is the saddest thing in the world but many people do it.
  • Hannah
    Hope ur poem gets good votes, and opens some eyes. I accept u for hwo u are, even though I dont know u, u dont have to lie to make me be there 4 u.
  • suz
    Thank you for putting my feelings into words. You do good work!
  • Rocio Velinov
    I believe it's sad. It's about a lie in a couple relationship and it has never been forgiven. Although it's not there any longer, it keeps draging throuth everyday of their lifes. It' sad, but beautiful at the same time.
  • tina
    I loved it. WOW, so sad yet so true. That is the story when love just fades away.
  • Mark J
    It touches me. It catches my attention. It hurts. I do not know why we have to lie. I do not know why they have to lie to us. But one thing I realized. I live, therefore I lie. Lie is not bad. But knowing what's lie ahead is bad. because it hurts. I would like to thank you for making this poem. I sent this poem to my ex-lover. I know this will strike him straight to his heart. Thanks
  • Joel
    After a 20 year marrage my life was like that the last 6 yrs of it, it's a horrable thing to be in. Your poem hit the nose exact. Thank you for the mem. "I'm forever an open book, not secrets" Joel the Wolf
  • gina
    I was crying blindly, searching the net for a voice i had loss. What a breath of life just as i felt mine slipping away.
  • kimmi
    i liked your poem cause it was true everyone lives a lie and noone ever admits how they really feel
  • riley
    This poem made me think of my own life and to take control of my life again. This poem was awesome! Great job!
  • travis
    it was good it showes how much a lie can hurt i readed it once but i rember it for life
  • victoria
    this was a great poem
  • Amie
    This poem mad me really upset but it was a really good poem. Keep writing.
  • karen
    i love this poem it really touched me
  • Dork
    This poem is sooooo touching, i wish the best for you peoples^_^
  • Vianna
    this poem was really good. i liked it alot. to me it sounds like 2 people who pretend there happy but really there just unhappy and emotional and can;t take the preassure anymore so they live a lie.
  • Mayra
    it hit me for my parents were lisving this lie, sadly it was me who had to waked them up and know dad hates me and mom loves me. at the end they are both happy. all in your poem is beautyful and truthfull
  • Rustam
    It had been a year since emptyness and total darkness descended into my life. Read the poem and it really say the true feelings that i had when I discovered the lie and it made me lie just to make her happy. She thought I didn't know what's going on, but the truth hurts and it still hurts. To the suthor of this poem. I love it.
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