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I Knew it was a Lie
You told me that you didn’t love your dog.
That animals have nothing to offer, but a cold wagging tale that alludes to love
But secretly, when you thought I was asleep
I heard you pet your dog and whisper
That he was the sweetest little thing alive
And I knew it was a lie.
You told me you never liked to be hugged
That when anyone tried to touch you it was a fate worse than death
But secretly when you forgot that I was there
I saw you try to hug a mother
That would never hug you back
And I knew it was a lie.
You told me that you didn’t have time for a thing
But education and grades
But secretly I saw you’re face
When blonde-Stacy mentioned Glee on Monday nights
it lit up like a long gone moon
and I knew it was a lie.
You told me you didn’t believe in God.
That the idea of someone up in the sky loving you was absurd
But secretly I heard you pray
when you got on that plane to a place you had never been before
because you were so afraid
and I knew you had lied.
You told me it didn’t bother you at all
That your mom didn’t show up to say goodbye on your last day
But secretly I checked your phone and I saw
That you had called her seventeen times
Since we had been waiting, but she hadn’t answered
And I knew you had lied.
You told me you weren’t going to miss this place
And you weren’t upset, not even about leaving me behind
But secretly when the flight attendant called out
Your gate was boarding to never come home
I saw tears form at your eyes
And you told me to call your mom, and kiss your dog
That God would watch you, so I shouldn’t worry.
And you gave me the biggest hug ever
Because all along
You had lied.