Professional Liar

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You must be the gambling type

You played your hand just right

You should be a cowboy

The you way you roped me in

Musicians should envy the way

You played me like a violin

I was cut so deep

You could be a surgeon

You acted your role so well

You belong on Broadway

As far as I can tell

You had me spinning

round and round

Like a prima ballerina

Until I hit the ground

You sold me a dream

A nightmare is what you gave me

Freddy Krueger is what

You seem to be

You lie and lie, like a



Submitted: August 22, 2017

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Oleg Roschin

Excellent poem! Conveys a feeling of unique, emotionally powerful irony. Wonderful!

Tue, August 22nd, 2017 2:16pm


Thank you the comment. I love getting feedback
- Syn

Tue, August 22nd, 2017 10:39am

H D Cooper

Wow! Some really amazing metaphors here. Love this piece. So much sorrow and I think a lot of people can relate to this. Great work! :-)

Wed, August 23rd, 2017 5:55am


Thanks a lot for reviewing my work?

Tue, August 22nd, 2017 10:58pm


I love this poem. I can really relate to the feeling of being lied to and played by someone who I thought was trustworthy. Amazing use of rhyme and metaphor. :)

Tue, January 9th, 2018 5:03am


Thank you so much

Mon, January 29th, 2018 3:33pm

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