Wednesday, January 25, 2012

# 42 Honesty - Dishonesty

By Mary K. Mennenga

Relationships a matter of trust and faith
Being honest
Lie to yourself that’s fine
When perpetuating that lie
Passing it on as truth
The harm it’s capable of
When becoming aware
Of a deception
Achieves one thing
Unworthy of honesty
Was it pity and or lies?
A question never asked
Harm it did cause
Wasn’t the intent, but is the result
Of dishonesty

    This is not a typical type of my reflection I've posted here before. However it's a reflection of not one loss but of many, that have come from living with m.s. Being guilty of lying to myself out of pride and foolishness from time to time, and those little white lies that are told to spare one's feelings, because it may hurt them and harm a friendship. 


Anonymous said...

It is such a horrible place to be in a constant state of grief, so lying to ourselves is often necessary for sheer survival. Try not to beat yourself up over it. MS does enough beating up on you.

Here's my strategy to share for what it's worth.

Sometimes it actually works. lol

Stay inspired!
[living with SPMS and still here]

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Your posts inspire me, thank you for sharing, Have a wonderful day. mkm

Karen said...

I think it's more denial than lying.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Karen, It's A bit of both.mkm