A little lie is not too bad a thing


I hope to die in my sleep
with my prayer book by my side.
I don’t so often as I should
but when your tale is being writ
it’s nice to sneak a word in.
Especially when they cannot hear you.

I hope it isn’t. Too bad a thing, I mean. 🙂

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8 responses to “A little lie is not too bad a thing

  1. philwilke

    reminds me of the joke: I want to pie peacefully in my sleep, not screaming in terror like the passengers in the car he was driving. 

    • I know that joke! Except it was, I think, “I want to die in my sleep like my dear old grandpa, not like…” We are too much alike, Phil! 🙂

  2. Nice one dear ❤️

  3. Yes little lie is not bad! 🌹😂