Who’s Lying?


You said

You care

You changed.

You lied

You cheated

You gave in to temptation.

You ate that pork

You missed running

You, my dear self.

For Jingle Poetry on Lies, Deception, and Misrepresentation

Yay! I got a Memetastic Award from Creativity to the Max! The award requires me to list 5 things about myself — only one should be true (the readers can guess which one is the truth). Then I have to pass the award to 5 people — I am passing the award to anyone who wants to join the fun of guessing game! Let the game begin!

1. Pinocchio is my best friend.
2. I am a daughter of the King.
3. I own a glass slippers.
4. My hair is as long as Rapunzel’s.
5. I have a wicked stepmother.

For Creativity to the Max —Β a fun place run by an amazing tandem of dog and wowman!

Horn, tail, and pitchfork

You think you know the devil?

Watch for phony tales

For everyone who loves the Truth.


73 Responses to “Who’s Lying?”

  1. mairmusic Says:

    So hard to be “good”…

  2. Baishali Says:

    wow! how could I miss it? Loved reading πŸ™‚

  3. dragonkatet Says:

    I loved the twist at the end!! Great! πŸ™‚

  4. hannah Says:

    The second and third to last lines made me so sure it was about your man…then BAM! So much fun πŸ™‚

  5. Joanna Says:

    Good one! Lying to oneself, the scourge of humanity.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      You scared me with that! Sometimes truth is scary and if that is the reason why we lie then we got to cultivate a brave heart?
      Blessings to you πŸ™‚

  6. lunawitch15 Says:

    I do so love the way you write!

  7. Nimue Says:

    I be damned if i say I do not lie thus !!

  8. Makes me think of that quote…”To thine own self be true.”

    We sometimes overlook the one who deceives us so easily, ourselves. An excellent poem.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      That is so true. Sometimes we’re so bitter when others hurt us when we do the same to ourselves.
      Here’s to truth and kindness for everyone πŸ™‚

  9. Dishilicious Says:

    super post, like this very much πŸ˜‰

  10. Sam Says:

    You’ve just put a smile on my face… aren’t we all our first and utmost own deceivers…

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Hmmm because we underestimate who are and what we are capable of doing? Because we feel we can never be a positive outlier?
      Thanks for the smile! πŸ™‚

  11. kathe w. Says:

    great tail- er I mean tale! You made me laugh!

  12. I would have guessed long hair, but before I read ur post, I read ur who – bended spoon, so I know you have short hair… and you seem to be too nice to say that you have wicked stepmother… so I will go with King’s daughter πŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you for making me smile on how you go about your process of elimination!

      If I have Rapunzel’s hair you’ll see me in Guinness World Records with my hair rake. If I have a wicked stepmother I won’t dare post it here because for sure she’s watching my every move.

      Thank you for considering King’s daughter instead of Pinocchio’s bestfriend. I love long-nose though — I use that pliers in making accessories.
      Blessings to you! πŸ™‚

  13. brokenpen Says:

    Nice one, bended spoon. I like the simple statements, followed by the twist – self decepter. Even though it was accusatory, it didn’t condemn – it was kind of happy in a way, light and fun. Well Done.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Glad that you liked it! Everything in this place is simple. I am not sure if I’ll reach that point where my words will be profound.
      Blessings to you! πŸ™‚

  14. scottf Says:

    wow, that was some self-searching gone mad and oh so harsh! I loved it πŸ™‚

  15. Reggie Says:

    All I could do was laugh!…love the ending.

  16. Kim Nelson Says:

    To disappoint self is the worst of all!
    Here’s mine:

  17. Ina Says:

    Liked the poem πŸ™‚

  18. booguloo Says:

    Self examination and exclamation is a great gift.

  19. Jingle Says:

    powerful shout ..
    enjoyed it.


  20. Ah, yes. Confronting the self-deceit within!

  21. Ann Says:

    Greetings, Princess πŸ™‚

    Deb got here first. lol


  22. Olivia Says:

    Don’t tell me your step mom is wicked- lolsssss
    Clever take on those 5 points..

    Loved your raw and honest poem on lies.. πŸ˜€
    Hugs xox

  23. “Daughter of the KIng” of course! You really are creative. Great post! πŸ™‚


  24. seabell Says:

    It’s kind of brave to select the worst kind of lies… Very nice!

  25. loved the poem! Not lying! πŸ˜‰

  26. maggsworld Says:

    How true of us all, each one. Welcome to the human race.

  27. afirmin Says:

    Ahh the first poem of self critique and tongue in cheek! I like that!

    Okay, the second part. Every liar needs an opposite for a friend, You write like royalty, you tread through blogland as though you are wearing glass slippers; with care and gentle prose, You have let down your hair on many occasions blessing us who visit by lifting us to higher places and someone who is so generous and loving may be so loving because she sees in her life how not to act πŸ™‚

    Lovely post! Take care Alan.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Tongue in cheek -I knew it you know something! πŸ™‚

      On the 2nd part, God bless you for making me smile! The best part of being a princess is when the mirror can sincerely say my name — “Mirror, mirror on the wall…”

  28. Becca Givens Says:

    Great fun … πŸ˜‰ becca

  29. Jamie Dedes Says:

    What fun! From top to bottom a fabulous post. Thanks for the smiles. The poem is a goodie. So honest …

    Congrats on the award. Something different, huh? and well deserved.


  30. Rea, That was easy, because I know for a fact that you are a daughter of the King of kings! Your poem to yourself reminded me of a song by MercyMe called “So Long Self”:

    • bendedspoon Says:

      You’re my Sister! Thank you for sharing the song Linda! Perfect lines for me.

      “And come to think of it the blame for all of this
      Simply falls on me”

      If I don’t own it who will? πŸ™‚

  31. thingy Says:

    Loved your poem and I’m not lying.

    Hmm.. no glass slippers. : )

  32. Teri C Says:

    Even though I knew what the ending was going to be I was still surprised. Well done!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      You made me think about those things that I expected yet I was still surprised by it. If it hurt, it was denial. If it brought happiness, it was feeling of unworthiness.
      Here’s to more beautiful surprises! πŸ™‚

  33. Evelyn Says:

    and why is it easiest to lie to ourselves anyway??
    Good twist on this…

    • bendedspoon Says:

      The act of lying to oneself might be easiest but forgetting about it is not. Got to welcome first the forgiveness that we sought.
      God bless you πŸ™‚

  34. Debbie Says:

    You don’t lie very well. πŸ™‚ I’m going for the daughter of the King, Princess Rea. (as Ann will say!) You are so creative . . .to tie it all together . . .the poetry prompts vision message quotes praise. You have to be an engineer to run this blog! God bless you and all He has in store for you, His Sonshine!

  35. I think you own glass slippers πŸ™‚ of course I might be wrong. Loved the poem contributed for Potluck! Happy writing!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      ahaha! You almost got it right! It took my fancy but just like other things that seem too pretty for me I have to go back to the store at least five times. If I still want the item like the first moment I saw it then got to buy it. Usually they’re out of stock by the time I decide. Yes my size for the glass slippers is no longer available! Yes savings made!

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