By Tony DeLorger © 2011
For all of our human disparity, there is one act that plagues us most,
not lies nor ignorance holds us back, but our own self-deception.
We cradle the values of our beliefs, adhering to a regime of truth,
yet so easily can we delude ourselves into ridding our minds of reality.
At will, humanity can delude itself, to follow other paradigms
and disregard what is already known as true.
This self-deception is our wildest and most insidious fault,
knowingly fooling ourselves into false understanding.
How desperate we must seem in our ignorance,
casting aside knowledge to acquire some ill-gotten gain.
How frivolous our selfishness, reinventing truth,
subjugating our reality to make smoother our physical life.
Self-deception is self-defeating, and the portrayer of delusion,
and in the end we believe our own fairytales, lost in a sea of lies.
Truth, although often difficult to acknowledge,
can only ever be reality, the sins of which we are liable.
Know your mind, for it is filled with traps and silver-tongued thoughts.