A Little White Lie


  • Mandi
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I told the little whiite lle everynight for about 5 years. By then they had all caught on and told the youngest, Thus, ruining her childhood ,so she says.

A Little White Lie

"Mommy, who do you love the most?" he said,

his big brown eyes wide,

full of innocence and dread.

"Why , you, of course, I love you the most,

but we mustn't tell a soul.

And, he fell off to sleep

without the help of the Counting Sheep.

And, a smile upon his little face.

This llittle white lie could very well

take its toll.

When tucking his brother in

later on that night,  he said,

"Mommy, who do you love the best?"

"I love you the best, but...

 let's keep it between ourselves.

"It has to be between just you and me

So the other kids don't cry, you see."

He fell to sleep,without a peep.  

No need for the Counting Sheep.

And, with a smile upon his face 

The very next morning,  when I opened my eyes,

there were two very, indignant young boys.

They had a faces full of seriousness,

their hands upon their hips,

and were ready to make some noise.

"Mommy, you told us a lie,'  they chimed together

Like they were singing a duet.

"We know you tell us all

The same little white lie,

But we won't tell 

So the little girls won't cry."

For 30 years, the secret's been kept, lips tight

And, those two little boys have sons,

They are told the secret each night.

Now, you tell me, 

Can it be so very wrong

to tell a little white lie?

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Viper89 commented on A Little White Lie


Wow interesting way to look at the subject! Great poem and extremely thought provoking!!!



They always seemed to figure it out.

staceyw commented on A Little White Lie


This is great. Really Cute.Do you mind if I share the link?



that's fine than k you for the compliment.

StandingBear commented on A Little White Lie


Mandi, another great write from you! I love reading your work! SBear

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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