Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Weekly Scribblings and Rommy presents
the dilemma of telling the truth or to lie.
Sailing the waters between truth and a lie
can be confusing, to say the least.  I’ve
chosen to take a humorous look.
Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
May 13, 2020

It’s hard to teach our children
The concept of a lie
How sometimes untruth is necessary
Just to protect the other guy

If you dye your hair purple, for example
And it’s my impression you seek
You’ll get what I call a little untruth
I’ll just say “It’s sure unique”.

But if you bought the piecrust
And “it’s home made”, you say
That’s a bold-faced lie, my friend
And that is not okay.


  1. Fake pie crust and purple hair ... love the combo. No lie.

  2. There are only a few people I know who are capable of excellent home-made pie crusts. One of my BFFs and my husband are such magical creatures. I must be honest and confess I am not. :D

  3. Or there was the piecrust that my great-grandmother made many years ago. I was sawing away at it and blurted out: "This is tough as shoe leather!" Fortunately, Grandma was nearly deaf, but my mother, who was sitting at my side at the table, nearly killed me!

  4. Nice Bev
    Happy Wednesday


  5. Such wisdom in this one, Beverly!💘 It's certainly difficult to teach children the concept of a lie.

  6. purple hair and pie...sounds like an unusual combo that created a delightful poem

  7. I really liked this, Beverly. Once we took my mom and dad to Oregon to see my step-grandmother. On the way home we stopped ot my mother's birth town, Presho, South Dakota. It was a dinky little town that Mom hadn't been to since as a first grader had moved to Nebraska, there weren't any memories for her there but the satisfaction of the visit was worth the stop.
    When we got back to the Freeway entrance, there was this small café where we decided to stop. A sign in the window said "Home Baked Pie" and we all wanted pie and coffee. I chose apple and asked the waitress if every one of the help made pies before coming to work (home baked). She said they were Mrs. Smith pies and everyone "baked" several to take to the café.
    On my sweet lies poem, I had debated to open it in a surrounding of "Sweet Nothings" but decided against that. I may rework it for later and give this a try. Thank you for your kind comment.

  8. I agree that It’s hard to teach children the concept of a lie. While they are toddlers, they don’t really tell lies, but suddenly they start saying things like “it wasn’t me”. Lying to be kind is a tricky one. Here’s a coincidence, Bev: lies in Cockney rhyming slang are ‘pork pies’!

  9. A subtle distinction but a distinction still, between truth and untruth. One well-received, and one not received well.

  10. your poem here made me chuckle to myself. yup, never lie to a grandma or mama about food. nice write indeed.

  11. Never take credit for baking if you did not is my rule.