“Lies” by @acrichards   5 comments


You speak a most familiar language
Gilded words from a stolen tongue
I will not pretend to know what this is
You and I

I am trying to be strong
But you know I am weak
And I know you are willing
Willingness is nearly impossible to ignore

I stand by my resolve
You will not break me
You will not seduce me
I am not yours

Deceit is a demanding lover
There is no room for me
In a heart that denies its own reflection
I see you as you are

You take your lies to bed, Dear One
In your darkness
Clinging to a tear-stained pillow
Wishing it were me

@acrichards endearing spirit couples well with her poetic sensibility. As she gains recognition and respect among other writers, hers is a name you’ll encounter again and again in artistic circles. She shares more of her clever words at her blog.

Posted August 22, 2010 by thejournalinggame

5 responses to ““Lies” by @acrichards

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  1. Very powerful words! Love her restraint. Great work!

  2. Deeply moving. I read it over and over.

  3. Thank you very much! I appreciate you reading. 🙂

  4. There is no room for me
    In a heart that denies its own reflection <= So much truth in this. Well put.

  5. Once again, my dear, you’re in my head. ❤

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