When I lie to you

by BlueJay   Aug 1, 2017

I am a compulsive liar.

Not because I want to hurt people
or for the glory of bloody hands,
but because I am an artist and
I have witnessed far too many things
to remember which were done to me

and which were to others.

I am a compulsive liar.

Don't trust a word I say because
sometimes I go into coffee shops
and use names I've never owned
or pretend I'm from places I've never been

because there are days when
I can't remember who I am
or which cities I've lived in.

All I can say for sure is that I have
called nearly 50 different things home
including a car, a friend's backyard,
and even a school; I am a compulsive liar

but I know I'm a female poet

with far too many stories and voices
floating around inside my veins.
So please don't be upset with me
when you ask me how I am and
it takes me longer than a minute to respond -

I am a compulsive liar

and I hate the way I feel when
I lie to you.

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based on a short story I read in my freshman English class. But also for a friend who seems to have lost her way.


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  • 6 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    An enjoyable read, Maddie. I like it and I can relate with it.

  • 6 months ago

    by Michael

    Such a wonderful story, with so much going on beyond

    Much love

    Michael :)

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