I Continued to Lie

I was inspired by Lord Huron’s latest album, Long Lost. Specifically, the amazing storytelling. After a long day of teaching and extra help and extra meetings, it was easy to fall into the song’s rhythm and craft this narrative poem as an echo. I do hope you enjoy it.

I said I’d go to the firing squad
before I left your side,
but when the war between us started,
I realized I’d lied.

I said I’d change to please you,
put a part of me aside,
But I could never sacrifice myself.
The truth is that I lied.

I promised to meet you
in that flowery dress you liked,
but I’d already donated it.
The whole idea was a lie.

Once you signed the papers,
I didn’t care if you lived or died.
And if I ever told you otherwise,
I lied.

I tucked my children in
said there’s no way he can get inside
and with goodnight kisses,
I continued to lie.

© 2022 | K.Hartless


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