The art of self deception

The art of self deception..

I have shown greater loyalty to my enemies,

disloyalty to my greatest friends.

I have spoken truth to the hearer,

clothed in compromise.

I have stood for fairness

prayed for rightness of wages for the working poor while bowing

to the rich mans gods of plated gold, clutching my pockets.

I have believed and disbelieved equally

while speaking faith.

I have done good and said, “I’m not doing this for a pat on the back, i just want to encourage kindness.”

yet deep down desiring praises.

I have spoken against the arrogant

while turning my head to beggar of mercy.

I have yelled for justice

while handing out injustices to the innocent.

I have spoken against the sinner

while sinning against my neighbor.

I have seen the truth of self with a blind eye.

I have heard the voice of conscious

with a deaf ear.

I have claimed to be 100% right

knowing I was 50% wrong.

I have claimed to be awake

while asleep.

I have played the fool to deception

tempting what is greater

shouting victories

while carrying losses.

I have sold my own self for the sake of deceptions art.

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2 thoughts on “The art of self deception

  1. We’re all sinners, but even sinners can sometimes be saints, even if we are only at 50% capacity. We are often weak, but love and good intent makes us stronger than our frailties, and seeking the light that goes beyond love is the only way out of sin – at least I’m finding this to be true of my path.

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    1. Yes, well said!!
      “Even sinners can sometimes be saints,” love that line.
      The more we seek, the more we discover we can deceive our own selves and therefore misjudge others.
      We are as guilty as we are innocent.

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