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I lie to you everyday.

I lie to you everyday.
I lie to strangers.
I lie to friends.
I lie to family.
I lie when I tell you I slept well.
I lie when I smile through my pain.
I lie when I tell that I am good.
I lie when I tell you I am fine.
I lie when I tell you I am not in pain.
I lie when I tell you I am not tired.
I lie when I say nothing at all.
I lie to you because I don’t want to be perceived as weak.
I lie to you because I don’t want your pity.
I lie to you because I don’t want to be a downer.
I lie to you because I don’t want you to worry.
I lie to you because I don’t want you to share my pain.
I lie to you everyday.

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Comments

  • CiscoRafael
    4 years ago

    Those 4 words are so simple, yet so powerful. The truth and significance of those words are instantly evident to those of us who face the daily challenges of RA. The words of this poem beautifully capture the lies in my 47 years with RA.
    Thank you, Tegan Douglas.

  • kytroutman
    4 years ago

    You read my mind.

  • Nes
    4 years ago

    Thank You Tegan! I just cried when I read this!! It is so very true and I never know quite how to put it…this is just beautiful!

  • Mariah Z. Leach moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Tegan ~

    Thank you for sharing something powerful that I am sure so many of us can relate to.

    ~Mariah~

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