Truth Means Death

I wish someone would tell me why

lying is human nature

even though the truth is hard

to tell it is still right

even those you love so much

will give in to the spell

your innocence is shed away

the moment you first lie

I wish someone would tell me why

people go to war

fighting is not the only answer

to problems we all face

we hold onto our hatred

and keep our anger near

hurting others brings us joy

if only for a second

I wish someone would tell me why

we shun those who are different

when difference is what founded

the world we know today

our history has shown

our favorite way to handle

those we feel as a threat

because they are not the same

I wish someone would tell me

what sacrifice means

humans have warped its definition

to fit our current actions

people give away possessions

or even offer up their life

in order to save or protect

but sacrifice means more

I wish some one would tell the world

that love is always false

every culture views it differently

just as every species does

the word is used carelessly without

thought or as an understatement

and each time spoken its meaning

is distorted farther from the truth

I wish someone would tell me why

lying is human nature

why we consider ourselves better

why we overlook the truth

but no one will tell me why

humans claim to be

striving for a better future

when their actions scream death