There was a time when I believed
Everything that people said
Everywhere, transparency I perceived
Between the lines I never read
Inexperienced was I in the world’s ways
Oh how I wish I had had some insight
I wish I had not spent precious days
Believing lies while truth was in plain sight.
Alas when I learnt about deception
That did surround me in clever disguises
Not only did it alter my perception
It did introduce me to similar vices…
I learnt to lie, myself I had to save
Being secretive I had to learn to be
I learnt to put up a front brave
Trying to hide my dishonesty.
How I sometimes wish I could have remained
As simple and guileless as I had been
I wish from lying I could have refrained
If only deception I had never seen!
I want to confess my sins today
Sleep has been snatched by my conscience
All I want to do is kneel and pray
For all my lies, I am suffering the consequence.