Fool Me

fool me once

shame on you

fool me twice

not a chance

unless I am a fool

the truth is

no matter how many

times you fool me

I will always

be the fool

and you will

always be the liar


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on September 29, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. Oh yes, very true :). Like the sound of “liar” at the end, there is a hint of viciousness in it, I feel.

  2. OLED PHAT nu glee

    I’d rather be the fooled than the liar.

  3. I will always fall into the trap, as is life… How I hate that saying “it is what it is”…. I really do. I hate it. But it’s like sometimes there’s just no other way to explain the situation… again good job.

  4. Great finality to that last line. It puts all parties in perspective. Good job.

  5. I can try to stop me from playing the fool, but I’ll never stop someone else from lying.

    • Thank you, Karen! 🙂 If we just get away from the liar and let them stay like they are we avoid being a fool and they can continue being someone most people don’t want to be around. 🙂

  6. I can relate to this. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been a fool; until the liar became transparent.

  7. I’ve been both a liar and a fool. Neither on is very enjoyable. 😦

  8. You didn’t need to get nastier .. it worked a treat! Damned liars … 😀

  9. Too funny…LOL 🙂 You certainly made my day with this one John. Thank you :).

  10. Hahaha! This is so funny… and ALL TRUE.

  11. I love the way it concluded…

  12. Right on the face!! Smack!! Loved it!!

  13. I don’t know if this was meant to be funny, because I found myself laughing through it. Maybe ’cause I can relate. I like this John 😉

  14. Ha! I guess the first step is to admit that we can be fools!

  15. Going along, reading the words, calling yourself a fool seemed weak, until the word ‘liar’ wham! like a slap to the face…well done John.

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