One Big Lie

Our past hurts are something we are always 
trying to get away from,
Perhaps that’s why we keep amending
our memory of them, 
In order to make it a little easier. 
And maybe that’s why we make them a little
lighter than what they really are,
Then they won’t become so heavy 
that we can no longer can carry them.
Whatever the case, we need to be ever mindful 
that if we change our stories too much
The truth of them will fade into obscurity,
taking along with it their true meaning.
And our memory and its true mark will just become
One Big Lie.
© DiAnne Ebejer 

About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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2 Responses to One Big Lie

  1. Firewaves21 says:

    So much truth in this. It’s important to stay aware of what is, AND what was. Not only will we make it a lie by softening it, we won’t learn what we need to learn going forward. I find that we do this also with people who have passed on….we soften who they were if they were unkind, because well they’re gone now and it’s rude to speak ill of the dead. I think it’s rude to lie. 🙂

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    • Such truth to your comment and to the core of what I was trying to say in the poem. Sort of like each time we tell a story about our past it gets a little different and if it gets too different it becomes a lie. Thanks so much for commenting.

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