Tell the Truth

Say what you mean but, mean what you say!  Do you think people were born yesterday?  We may get by with a white lie today, but crimson tides wash the white away!

The boy who cried, “Wolf” finally cried, “Honest”, but no one would listen.  Boy and wolf prints lined the footpath from the honest, truth gone bad!

Momma said, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we start to deceive!”  Being kids and all, we’d think about what we told mom!  Our lies were both big and tall!

It’s been said by those lied to: “Fool me once, shame on you!”  “Fool me twice, shame on me!”  George Washington didn’t think twice when he admitted cutting down the cherry tree!

When actor, Jack Nicholson hid the truth and lied, he claimed, “You can’t handle the truth!”  Under oath, the Marine officer’s testimony revealed truths that led to his guilty proof!

Hand on a bible we say: “I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God!”  A jury of twelve, selected by the people, decide the truth.  It’s a juror’s job!

There’s no shame in revealing a lie, especially when it brings the truth to light!  Why do we lie? Guilt turns us from light, diverts our eyes and proves us anything but wise!

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Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – January 2020

Inspired by nothing but the truth.

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Do I Live a Lie?

Do I live a lie under the clear blue sky?  If so, why?

If only I could, I’d do what I should to settle my mind.

The truth though, is guarded.  It’s deep within my soul.

I feel it tug and I hear it whisper, “Never let go!”

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Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – July 2019

Inspired by my daughter, an alcoholic in recovery.

Handmade by my daughter in 2007.

Set Me Free

Another season turns, a year goes by.

I can’t seem to keep you off my mind.

I see your face in the child you left behind.

These tears I fight pour down rain inside.

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Refrain:

You set your sights on me.

Did you think I was a trophy?

One last time I’ll turn that key,

But know the truth has set me free.

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Friends don’t call the way they used to do.

They all think I’m someone they once knew.

You were strong, someone I looked up to.

After all these years, who the hell are you?

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Refrain:

You set your sights on me.

Did you think I was a trophy?

One last time I’ll turn that key,

But know the truth has set me free.

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The place that we called home was built from ground.

Guess there’s nothing left here in this town.

The way things are no use to hanging ‘round.

You took my life and now you took my town.

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Refrain:

You set your sights on me.

Did you think I was a trophy?

One last time I’ll turn that key,

But know the truth has set me free.

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Tag:

Yeah, the truth has set me free.

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Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – April 2006

Inspired by friend, Kathy’s divorce.

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Precious Child, Loved