The curse of a reformed liar
is that those closest to him,
The ones that love him,
usually a part of his completeness,
Rarely believe him reformed.
In the name of being as honest as possible
He's made sure they know the former reputation.
Every disappointment, every failure, each weakness,
Is soon perceived to be a lie,
even if only a yet to be fulfilled promise.
Time speeds up as standards rise.
The irony is that the reformed,
to counter reputation,
and to ensure minimal damage,
resorts to an extreme level of honesty.
Honesty about current events,
exposure to tales of the past create
an atmosphere of distrust - paranoia
especially if the loved was a party to "then".
All words scrutinized. The reformed always suspect.
It is this honesty which causes
the problem in the first place,
Sealing the reformed's inevitable fate.
He becomes the liar he no longer wants to be.
The impetus of the curse is truth.