the best lies

April 5, 2018

the best lies are the most cleverly disguised

as truth…


‘beauty that will rot’


feed off your fears 

suck you dry


convince you all you’ve lost 

has extinguished your light


the most addicting lies would have you believe: all that you are is this infatuation 

you’ve been falling for 

far to long 


hiding in the dark corners of your mind

there they can grow


the thing about leeches 

…they can’t survive with out their host 

 and they will numb you in the places that they suck

so you don’t even know they are there


they don’t want you to remember 


the parasites are terrified to lose their source.

their blood.


and you are it.




its harder when you realize you’ve fallen victim to their promises…

their poison

why does it feel so good to keep going back for more 






the poison coated in thick, sweet, dripping honey 

it tastes so good 

spoonful after spoonful


…until it makes you sick sick sick


then the guilt 

the shame 



now you need more honey to anesthetize the feelings 



you’ve forgotten all over again


who you really are




you don’t need the honey to taste whats sweet

you don’t need their promises of beauty riches pleasure to feel alive 



however long the night may seem

the dawn always comes 


but you must remember to pull back the curtains 

even if you just let in a sliver of the sunshine


the darkness loses its power


the shadows must show their faces 


the roaches crawl back into their cracks

they cower in their own fear


they sense it…

you’ve found them

you’re tired of their pony tricks— you won’t be fooled again

they’re trembling now


you tear the shades off the windows 

let the light flood the room


now you race out the front door 


rays of warmth nourish your starving skin

your scars fade 

radiance seeps into your pores 


as you regain your strength 

you generate the radiance 


the lies you were steeped in can’t exist here 

you’ve become impenetrable 

when they look at you they can't stand themselves 



no choice but to shrink away

they won't be back again.




it hurts to much



you get that sparkle in your eyes back

your glow 


you become the lighthouse 


…don’t you ever stop shining 

someone needs you 

your return 

your return to yourself is a reminder


we can 

we WILL 

all find our luminescence again.  




infact— maybe you were born for this. 




imagine a world that glows

only light. 



Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

  • Facebook B&W
  • Instagram B&W
Please reload


July 16, 2018

April 5, 2018

January 24, 2017

Please reload


© 2023 by karly ann. Proudly created with

  • Facebook B&W
  • Instagram B&W