Pierced with sharp objects the skin grows tight,
Disillusionment fraught with dishonesty stings,
As those you love, with one swipe cut at your wings!

Your adversary hides like the spider in a new web,
Jealousy, cruelty and embitterment take a slice,
Your heart is now fully aware of their shallow device.

Your tissue toughens to keep those folks far-flung,
For disingenuousness spreads like the fifth of a swine,
Their kind doesn’t fall too far from the prickly vine.

By JKS 7/26/19

Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.

3 thoughts on “Deceitfulness

  1. A lie is one thing, but to intentionally deceive, I really struggle with that – while it can technically be true, it’s taken out of context or portrayed in a deceitful way, effectively deceiving the listener. Happens all the time in politics, in legal proceedings, in the media – one of the more despicable things about humanity. Makes me want to hibernate.

    Thanks for posting, so pertinent in today’s world

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    1. Thank you for reading and for your comment. It is true that a lie can be a hurtful, harmful thing. It also eats away trust. Sometimes it is best to be mindful of those that have lied before so you don’t get hurt again. Love Joni. Maybe take a break from politics. ❤️

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