The lie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I'm sorry, Mom.

Submitted: July 09, 2008

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The Lie

 

I looked into

those windows of yours,

the windows to your heart

Shocked to find it broken.

 

Once the transgressor,

I did not care;

the memories and insistant instruction pushed down

by selfish will.

 

Then I looked into your beauty,

Did the unforgivable:

 

I broke your heart

 

Destroyed stone houses with a Lie.

 

Your brokenness seemed petty,

childlike

But, oh, when I looked into those windows

I realised that I had played the vandal;

Your motherly caress of years past

Your unfaltering faith in my spirit:

Broken

 

I broke you

 

 


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