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Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest (not about the play) (08/04/11)
TITLE: The Biggest White Lie~
By C D Swanson
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to a birthday party.
I didn’t want to attend
I thought I was being a smarty.
I smiled and was relieved
I didn’t have to show.
I thought to myself
No one will ever know.
I met a person in line at the store lamenting the party was for a jerk
She asked what I was going to wear
I said I was going to work.
I felt bad about “the excuse”
And the lie I began to tell
As I walked out the door
I heard someone yell.
I saw another friend waving her hand
As she began to walk my way
The invitation in her purse
I listened to what she had to say.
She began to dissect all that was wrong
With the invitation and the person the party was for
I began to feel upset and guilt rushed in
I knew what I had to do I couldn’t lie any more.
I got in my car and looked up to heaven
God thanks for opening my eyes so I might see
I called the girl and told her I could make it after all
She was so happy to hear from me.
She said through tears I almost called it off
You see out of all the invitations no one could attend
I thought I had no friends no one cares about me
I believe it was all make believe and they did pretend.
Thank God for friends like you
Who always seem to come through
You made my day in every way
You are amongst the chosen few.
As I hung up I smiled and felt good
I started my car to head for my internist
When will I possibly ever learn
That it is always best to do things in earnest.
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