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everyone lies...

Updated on August 13, 2013

Even victory could feel like defeat,

and the teenager sitting on the witness stand

barely missed a beat,

he thought he was off the hook,

as the judge gave the kid one last,

steady look,

then a woman seated in the back cries,

everyone lies,

even through honest tears,

wet eyes,

it was a God-given truth,

everyone lies,

and this most basic axioms

has three corollaries,

and all three are true,

murderers lie because they have to,

witnesses and other participants lie

because they think they have to,

all to make the pieces fall

into a perfect fit,

or when they have their backs

up against a wall,

everyone else lies for the sheer joy of it,

the lies do call,

the judge shook his head,

and realized that the only people

who cannot lie, were the dead.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio


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    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by pretty... :) and Marlene I was just talking about in the realms of a courthouse and cases..LOL but I still love ya!!!!!! Frank

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      5 years ago

      Great work like usual. Happy New Year to you too!

      Frank, I'm going to have to disagree with you my friend. Who hasn't told a white lie before okay fine. I'm with you on that one. A little white lie is harmless, but serious lies with malicious intent or deception is very wrong and not everyone does it. 93% of non-verbal communication is body language as well as facial expression, which means that liars reveal themselves in many ways. Some liars are so good that they may have trouble following through with the lie. And some liars are paranoid and think that everyone else is lying to them because they're liars themselves.

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      5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Sad but very true hub, voted up and awesome.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for reading everyone lies Joyce aka Writer20 Neny and Justateacher.. and thank you too Jlava and Eddy.. bless you all for stopping by this page :) Frank

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks VG, and Hattiemae for visiting my page bless you :)

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Sadly a very true to life hub ,very cleverly composed.

      I vote up and here's to mmany more to share.

      Take care and have a wonderful day.


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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Great writing - and it does become a sad realization that everyone lies for such various reasons...

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      I love your photo's too!

    • nenytridiana profile image


      6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      They lie even they don't have to! It makes me dizzy! one more thing to think of! Oh, life!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Yes everyone does lies especially the politcians.

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Yes everyone lies I'm afraid, even if they don't think so, they do! :)

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Victory and defeat

      are nothing but

      duties of mankind

      so said Lord Krishna

      in the holy Bhagavata Gita

      Have you heard about this Hindu Scriptures


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