How Long (I Lie to You)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Part one of the A Taste for Rare Seafood collection.

Submitted: July 10, 2017

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Easy breathing and a steady heart beat
Soft thoughts; a gentle smile that you can't see
Times like this, when I'm raw and real and weak
I thank Heaven that you're blind to me

I don't want to permit this
But I can't push back what I know
So here I stay, with my head in the clouds
And my heart so far below

What I feel, what I fight
The truth stares back in frightened eyes
I pause and wonder, just how long have I been lying to you?
And for just how long will I continue to?


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