Steel Myself #writephoto

In response to Sue Vincent’s weekly #writephoto prompt of this week: Web


It was my suit of armor, the web of lies I wove. Couldn’t let them get to know the real me for then they would surely leave. I was a more interesting person with the lies. I felt powerful.

Shield yourself from the pain of rejection. Never allow them to walk away first. Don’t give them the power of thinking they have your number!

When I choose to, I can peel off the armor and free myself of the weight of it all. But who am I fooling? It’s just another lie I tell to make myself feel strong.

16 responses to “Steel Myself #writephoto

  1. What a great way to look at this! And it’s so true, too, that a lot of people use lies, however harmless, to project what they want. Lots to think about…

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  2. Such a sad tale, Annette… and one true of so many people.

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  3. You are so right, Annette. The only one, there will be lied to, will be oneself.
    Much more easy to just be ourselves 🙂

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  4. In the end, we may be successful in cheating on others but we can never cheat on ourselves.

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  5. Another reflective piece, Annette. You are on a great roll.

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