"the rest of us try not to offend
meanwhile our two faces are killing a friend"
Your exactly right. The truth may hurt but in the end your going to hurt people even more if you stand there and lie to their faces. Talking behind peoples backs is the easy way out of things, most people will never have the courage to say things to peoples faces. Its cowardly really but its a path we all go down. Theres a coward in all of us. Great poem!