Another Lie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
He says you're just another lie he wishes he told himself. Watching a friend struggle as he tries to pull his life back together.

Submitted: May 06, 2007

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He says you're just another lie
he always tells himself,
an old memento hidden high
upon a dusty shelf.
This is no way to live his life--
he knows he's sinking fast,
but he can't stop looking at the past
when you were still his wife.
-----
He took a walk beside the stream
where you first stopped to kiss.
He says it all was just a dream
with nothing real to miss,
but as he watched the water flow
tears echoed in his voice.
He wishes he could make the choice
to truely let you go.
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He says the house feels empty now
with no one left to speak.
No longer does he wonder how
he ever turned this weak--
the silence there, so hard to bear
makes it so hard to live.
You're someone he cannot forgive
and yet, you're always there.
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I saw him at the corner store
with lunch laid out for one,
remembering when he had more
before he came undone.
My single table never seemed
so full of life as then--
one cannot miss what's never been
and only once been dreamed.
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He bought a book the other day
of poems from the heart,
but words aren't strong enough to say
what made him fall apart.
He hid the book upon a shelf
and left it with a sigh.
He says you're just another lie
to wish he'd told himself.


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