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They say I spin
a web of lies,
but webs are for spiders.
They catch their flies.

No, my lies are mirrors,
each a different reflection.
They fill up my house,
my sinful collection.

Sometimes I get lost.
There's so much confusion.
Which ones are real?
Which are illusions?

I try to back track,
but the mirrors turn me around.
I cry out for help,
but the mirrors block the sound.

I give up.
Hang another mirror.
In this one I'm cruel and cold
on the exterior.

How many reflections
will I become?
Which one is real?
Where have I gone?
This came from today, where I had to lie A LOT. I don't like lying, but sometimes I have to. There are things that people just can't know about me, but sometimes i lose track of what's truth and what's a lie. It's terrifying at times.
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:iconemmabeirsack:
emmabeirsack Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I know....
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry that you know what this feels like
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:iconemmabeirsack:
emmabeirsack Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
very few do...I fell worse that u know what it feels like
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
we always feel worse for others than we do for ourselves
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:iconemmabeirsack:
emmabeirsack Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
definatly
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WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! I love it! you lie to protect yourself from getting hurt
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!!
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:iconwolfatheartforever:
WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconlynn-10397:
Lynn-10397 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
This poem is absolutely brilliant! Has to be one of my all time favorites!
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks so much!!
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:iconanimeveteran:
AnimeVeteran Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel a real affinity with this poem. The metaphors were very thought provoking and clever.
I totally understand where you're coming from with this one.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Writer
You will always know what's true about you. Deep down you will always know - no matter how many mirrors, lies or masks you need.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not so sure, but thanks for trying
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yoursingingsatellite Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. Love the metaphor.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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:iconmiuru-chan:
Miuru-chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This is so great poem! I like how this poem tell how some things are.. (:
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you =)
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:iconmiuru-chan:
Miuru-chan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
You're very welcome~! :D
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:iconstormmagic:
StormMagic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Straight to the favorites!
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome!
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:iconsleepy-kisses:
sleepy-kisses Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just pure genius.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!
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yaoidragon96 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
yeah i felt the same way. some days i just feel LOST. i feel like no matter who i portray its a lie and sometimes i literally forget who i am. I looked at my name today and was surprised because i hadnt really thought about my real name in a while.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know the feeling.
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yaoidragon96 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Writer
ah man i m rly glad im not the only one, even tho its still hard to believe :D
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:icontylerpuff:
tylerpuff Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
wow :heart:
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks =)
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Thisntme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just... wow. Truthful to the extreme, though I've always thought of my lies as being masks worn off and on- certain masks [lies] I tend to forget I have on, and they become a reality even for me.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've described it as that as well, i actually wrote poem yesterday that is also on the topic of masks.
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:iconthisntme:
Thisntme Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Great minds think alike, greater minds reach the same solution by connecting unrelated ideas."
{Or something like that.}
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SquallWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I rather use masks than changing mirrors, it's cheaper in a moral way of living. Good one, keep on writting!
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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SnowyIllusions Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That was PERFECT.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! and thanks for the favorite!
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:iconsnowyillusions:
SnowyIllusions Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome and welcome :XD: Keep it up!
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GroovyByDawn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most beautiful, meaningful and well-constructed poems I've seen on this website. Thank you for uploading it!
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! and thank you again for the watch!
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GroovyByDawn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome!
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AriannaTheKeybearer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one reaches out to me in a way others haven't. When I was a kid, I wasn't treated that well in middle school, and didn't have many friends and even if I did, I was very antisocial because of the fears that consumed me involving actual relationships with other people except for my family and other people I already knew.

So the way I made a coping mechanism was I took characters from various TV shows, video games, anime and other possible media to become my mental 'friends.' Over time, they grew more advanced in my mind, almost seamless in the way they reacted to me as if they were real, and the illusions only grew as I found more series I liked.

Only now have I realized the harm it was doing, it was detaching me from reality, and now that I'm denying them, the mental images sort of torture me in a way.. Wanting me to come back into their endless rapture where I cannot be hurt but I'm naive to everything around me in a way that's much more harmful than regular naivete just to reality in general.

This poem described the feeling I feel right now, because its gotten to the point that in my dreams, these images of characters substitute my own mental image, and I have to fight for my own image back. The problem has gotten so bad, it probably was just disguising my lack of self I wanted to find, or cover up when I was in middle school..

Just thought I'd share this story.
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:iconlostmyslef:
lostmyslef Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well thank you for sharing, and I admit that I've suffered from something similar, but I prefer not to talk about it.
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AriannaTheKeybearer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fine, I just felt like it'd make you feel better to know that other people have had similar issues and know how it feels. <3
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