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I tell you I’ll be out of town
You wear a frown
But that’s all part of your plan
It’s all an act
You think I know not the fact
You try to fool me
You sob and plead
You beg me to stay home some more
To cancel my tour
You are such an actor
You hide the fact that you are a traitor
You carry my bags
You help me to the car
You tell me you love me
You cry…false tears
You hold my hands
You make endless promises
You cry some more
I kiss your teary cheeks
I feign sorrow
Your act I borrow
Knowing deep in my heart
Knowing you are a liar and a cheat
Knowing you are unfaithful
Knowing you mock our vows
Knowing your promises are empty
Knowing all your secrets
Saying nothing
Acting innocent and dumb
Hoping our vows still mean something
You walk me to the car
You promise to stay away from the bar
But deep in my heart
I know you are a drunk
I know all your secrets
I know about your mistress
I’ve cried secrets tears in distress
But today it all ends
I’ve seen all the bends
Your secret routes and deeds
I would no longer play the fool
You’ve broken all the rules
But today it all ends
I won’t get into a fight
My future is so bright
I hold your hand so tight
I let a tear slip
I bid you goodbye

By Sylvia Chika

© SylviaChika 2016

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