Lies Like Rainbows

Poetry

“You had everyone fooled.
And you may not have realized it,
but I saw you for what you were.”

You never accepted the faults you made. And apologies were only for empathy’s sake. Then swept all your wrongdoings under the rug as if they didn’t exist.

Because how could you ever be considered such a hurtful person if your façade was unblemished?

But what I don’t understand is how you did those things and pretended nothing happened. That all was well. How could you lie so smoothly, like rainbows were flying out of your mouth? You had everyone fooled. And you may not have realized it, but I saw you for what you were.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

I still see you.

One thought on “Lies Like Rainbows

  1. Because those who abused were abused themselves, they lacked awareness of what they’d been put through, and pass it down to the next generations, and if the generations after the generation that’s been abused were also as clueless, then, the cycle will roll, nonstop.

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