Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar

Oh, how the mighty have fallen
Like the descending leaves of Autumn
Pointless to nurture this self-importance 
And the blind denial of inadvertence 
 
With integrity always in question
To blow one’s own trumpet an obsession
No inventory of achievements
And pathetic service deferments
 
Your adversaries looking for peace 
Wishing boastful outbursts would cease
Calling you out on your phony claims
Watching your fake news go up in flames 

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mind, Love, Misery's Menagerie
SaturdayMix - Mad about Metaphorst
Prompt 'Blow one's own trumpet'

Words Prompts

Leaves - SSoC
Nurture - WOTD
Peace - RTD
Inventory - FOWC

Image by Zichrini from Pixabay

  17 comments for “Liar, Liar

  1. June 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’m hoping that the subject of your poem will, himself, go down in flames.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      With this many lies he might self combust 🤣

  2. June 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    interesting

    • Christine Bolton
      June 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Yes! 🤣

  3. June 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    He has no shame
    He has no name
    Life for him is a game
    Life for him is someone else’s blame
    He will not be remembered
    He will not be a heavenly member
    He’s full of money and greed
    That’s the arrogance of his breed

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Oh well done Ivor. I agree 😑

      • June 23, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        A quick angry piece

      • Christine Bolton
        June 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm

        As was mine! It’s very easy under the circumstances 😞

      • June 23, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        I’ve added two more lines, maybe it’s good enough to post soon

      • Christine Bolton
        June 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm

        Great! Can’t wait to see it 🙂👍

      • June 23, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        Haha, it’s only 6.00am here, I’ve just turned the heater on. Only 1’C at the moment outside. I’ll wait for my room to warm up a bit. Then I’ll get onto my computer soon

      • Christine Bolton
        June 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

        Yes, already tomorrow for you!

      • June 23, 2019 at 5:10 pm

        I’m posting now “A Lame Horse With On Name”

  4. June 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Bravo, My Dear!!
    xoxo

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Chuck!! 🙂

  5. June 25, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I have detested politics since I was young and my own parents helped at such campaigns and functions taking time away from the family.

    Some politicians more than others need to relearn how to do politics and it isn’t by playing ‘birdie’. To me that just shows ignorance of what is important.

  6. Christine Bolton
    June 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I have always had a healthy interest in politics. However, now, it has polarized this country. Broken up marriages and partnership and drawn a line in the sand. it is a sad state of affairs 😢

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