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Tell Them If You Must

There’s one right way
To make a secret;
Intentionally.
There’s one great way
To break my trust;
Faking the silence
That occupies us all.

There’s two ways
You can fish my soul out:
Brutal force or
Annoying analyzing.
There’s two ways
You can test my truthfulness:
My eyes are glazed over.
My guilty hands are shaking.
I’m the worst liar.

There’s three things
That are still bothering me:
My biggest excuse is one I can never use.
My most hurtful moments were self-inflicted.
Even after you tell,
It’s still weighing me down.



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LauraRae This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 11:00 am
This is great. My favorite line was "My most hurtful moments were self-inflicted." Good job. :)
 
connsgirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:10 pm
Ditto here :) Great line right there.
 
bahannahpeel said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm
when you commented on mine with a swap, I was like umm I guess. But then I read this. WHOA! is all I have to say. I love this. Now I'm going to go read more :)
 
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