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At first I’m quite fun to be around,

until I make some wrongful sound.

Maybe it offends, maybe it’s rude

but I conceal my true attitude.


Reverse me and you’ve something new

be it a weapon, or a cold, cold bar,

a means of relocation, near or far,

it’s something you’d be daft to chew!


Interested in becoming me?

If you aren’t already, all it takes to be

is to toughen up, brace yourself, grin --

then declare “I am one, and always have been!”

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Unsure, but I think you are

an honest person

From what you are not :

At first I’m quite fun to be around,
until I make some wrongful sound.
==> liars can be fun before they are found out
Maybe it offends, maybe it’s rude
but I conceal my true attitude.
==> Liars don't want to be found out even though lies can be offensive or rude
Reverse me and you’ve something new
==> "liar" reversed becomes "rail" be it a weapon, or a cold, cold bar,
==> a rail-gun, or (unsure about the cold part) railing
a means of relocation, near or far,
==> railroad tracks
it’s something you’d be daft to chew!
==> See "railroad"... try biting on that!
Interested in becoming me?
If you aren’t already, all it takes to be
is to toughen up, brace yourself, grin --
then declare “I am one, and always have been!”
==>“I am one, and always have been!” :)

Then again, as pointed out by @Geobits

The poem points to "liar". Which would mean you are one, and are actually lying about the poem being what you are not.

Therefore :

A liar!

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    $\begingroup$ I think the overall answer is the opposite. That would make "Here's what I am not" a lie. Plus, you can't "become" honest by saying you always have been. "If you aren't already", then that would make that last statement a lie. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Jul 2 '15 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ Aaah, good point. I'll edit that $\endgroup$ – karhell Jul 2 '15 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Geobits: Good catch! I was hoping that would throw someone off a bit because of the confusing logic involved. I'll mark this as an answer once you change it, karhell ^_^ $\endgroup$ – Curmudgeon Jul 2 '15 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ There. Done... Though, I'm not quite satisfied with my wording >.< $\endgroup$ – karhell Jul 2 '15 at 15:21

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