L is for Liar

L is for Liar

A Poem by David


You told me a tale of serenity,

of a world with no hurt or pain,

you told me every dream of mine,

would one day come true.


When daddy left us,

you told me things would be great,

everything light and breezy,

a month later, everything we owned was gone.

When grampy died and the hugs all stopped,

you said we would find comfort soon,

grammy going very soon after,

left to not know what it is to be spoiled.


You told me the cat was fine too,

she'll be as fluffy as the day we brought her home,

now forever in a size ten shoebox,

buried under six feet of dirt and memories.


In a frail and weak voice, you told me you would get better,

a weak hand holding mine,

and once again you lied to me,

You told me you loved me.


But that's fine,

I was a liar too mom,

everyday of seeing you,

and I will not apologize.


I told you I was fine,

as I put on the fake smile,

pretending all was well,

supressing the tears welling up so fast.


I told you I had friends,

in reality it was a bottle of vodka,

maybe a kitchen knife or two

but that's not the worst.


I told you everything would be fine,

as I pulled your life support away,

I told you I loved you though,

I told the truth for once.

© 2009 David

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This is so intensely real, and astonishing. Haunting, really. But the ending has a redemption of sorts for such an agonizing story. Nicely done. Keep writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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holliston, MA

I guess you could call me your average teen. I just seperate myself with my writing. I have always loved to write, whether it be nonsense or something serious. I cant remember a time I didn't. M.. more..