Lies are such slippery little creatures,

aren’t they?

You start with one or two,

innocent, little White Lies,

no harm to anyone you think..

at first.

But a Lie won’t live forever (nothing does)

and so like all other Life & Half-Life-Forms,

your Lie/s is engaged in a desperate struggle

to Self-Perpetuate through a process

of Pro-Creation.

Thusly the next thing you know

they’ve gone and produced a Litter,

left it lying on the Laptop

(they can do that of course

being Parthenogenic,

like Toads and certain

species of Snake)

and now it’s Your Responsibility

to keep them Alive.

Yes, you’re the one responsible

for their Existence

Ergo & thusly; ‘Up-keep and Maintenance’

is required. So, water

their roots carefully now and then

prune them back a bit if they

grow too big to stand on their own/ make

sure they don’t get too much Light

or they’ll just wither and Die./and so forth.

It’s a lot of effort,

your hands will be full, full-time,

and frankly I think you’d be better off

growing rare species of poisonous Toadstools

in your basement and selling them on Ebay.

You’d probably do less harm that way.

Besides, those bastards drop spores every-where

and if some of them should elude the Security,

and escape beyond the Perimeter

of the closed Environment

where you keep them carefully

caged and contained..

then they’re just going to go Feral, aren’t they?

They’ll run rampant right out of your Control.

They’ll infest every corner of your World

with their Sickness

and there won’t be a damn thing you can do.

Furthermore, Lies are a Pestilence that’s Polymorphous/Perverse,

an Incestuous, Inbred Race.

Those degenerate Misbegotten Mongrels will “cross”

with Anything.. Good Gods, they’d mate

with an Aardvark if they could.

That’s why you get Half-Lies

and Mis-truths

and Untruths and Factoids,

Falsehoods & Evasions & Mis-representations,

Pre-varications and Equivocations

and Dissembling Deceptions (with all eight of their tales)

and even, occasionally, late in the night,

a sly little Lie-by-Omission

will pop into sight.


You reap what you sew

so watch what you grow,

 in the seeds of Untruth

lies a harvest of Woe.




The Reverend Hellfire is a practised performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc,

and an Ordfained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

The Reverend swears to tell the Truth, the whole Truth

and nothing but…

sorry, what was the last bit again?



~ by reverendhellfire on March 18, 2018.

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