Of Liars And Thieves: Spoken Word Poetry
Written and Performed by Viano Dee
She spoke words so enchanting,
He believed for a fact that they were true.
But now you can hear his heart panting
As he realized the lies she had spewed.
He entered her life like a thief at night
And sliced her with the knife of his love.
She bled like a river flowing with delight
Until she was sore from the wounds she bore.
He promised the people all they needed,
He swore he was all out for their good.
But deep down, wealth was all he wanted
So he planned to accumulate it at their expense.
Sow! Sow!! Sow!!! Come and sow all your seeds
In exchange for miracles many of you will never receive.
They give, give and give but never to the poor
So their leaders walk in splendor while the givers get sore.
Give them one thousand and watch it double– maybe triple
Or even, somersaultically multiply into a hundredfold.
Watch them teach you how to be made in less than a month.
Surprise! There goes your hard-earned bill flowing with the wind.
…With sweet words and empty promises,
Welcome to the den of liars and thieves.
Written and Performed by Viano Dee,
Instrumental: Forest Of Fear by Aakash Gandhi
About “Of Liars and Thieves”
This is a spoken word poetry that reveals how falsehood and theft sometimes go hand in hand. The poem shows how this works in love, politics, religion and ponzi schemes.
In all these, people say what they don’t mean to get what they want. Because truly speaking, if they say things the way they are, they most likely will not get that which they seek. I mean, take a look at the society.. Tell me what you see.
You find lies everywhere. On the billboard, on the TV screens and the internet won’t just let you be. One look at social media and you see how people are living a lie– pretending to be who they truly aren’t and guess what?! People believe these things. They buy it!
First, they offer you lies and then proceed to steal. Theft is well polished when it is accompanied by sugar-coated words– otherwise how else will one be duped?
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