Guys lie,
Guys lie all the time.
Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am right.
Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s false.
Right and true, wrong and false,
Totally different.
I could be either, or.

Maybe it’s the guys I interact with.
Maybe I am just prone to they that lie.
Eventually, I always discover that he was lying.
It never ends well.
A lie might get you somewhere
But it will not keep you there.
It might even get you me,
But I will leave when I discover it was all a lie.

Yes, I will cry.
I will ask why.
A part of me might even die.
But in the end, I will sigh
And hope that one day, I will find a guy
Who does not lie.

I couldn’t care less about poetry. This was the one time I tried, on a lonely day in my first year in university, with the usual inspiration, men. It was published somewhere else. You weekly dose of unpublished posts continues...

Guys Lie

Written by Shiku Njathi
Loved and loving wife. Blessed daughter. Humbled big sister. Friend. Walker in the light. Recipe peruser. Book sampler. Music selector. Author-in-waiting.


  1. Billy Adera September 16, 2014 at 9:45 am Reply

    Hehe at this rate I should consider starting a blog with the inspiration being women.

    • Shiku Ngigi September 16, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

      Haha! Bring it on! And while you are thinking about it, share your thoughts here. 😀

      • Billy Adera September 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

        To be fair, women also lie but we don’t read too much into it. Only that women are good at it and men are poor at lying we get caught soon enough

        • Shiku Ngigi September 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm Reply

          You may be on to something there…

    • musale November 13, 2014 at 8:50 am Reply

      haha nice one Billy

  2. Peace September 18, 2014 at 10:55 am Reply

    I won’t lie that is a nice try…the rhyme in lie,sigh and die…point we all lie but should seek forgiveness before we die…with that said Shiks its .. bye 😉

    • Shiku Ngigi September 18, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

      Haha! Nice catch, Peace!

  3. lexndegwa September 29, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply

    Poetry lol….Awesome stuff

  4. Halisee September 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Nice read.. Men do lie. Women also lie. But one thing I fear more than being lied to, is actually withholding the truth when it is most deserved.
    Keep writing Shiku..

    • Shiku Ngigi September 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm Reply

      True that. Thank you!

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