Liar, Liar, Liar.

August 6, 2013
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I cannot say what I have committed.
Childish thoughts fill my mind.
I will run from their provoking eyes.
Or rather, I will hide the evidence.
It is only a matter of time before I am revealed.

I look over to my left.
There is a boy staring straight ahead.
He is as cold as stone.
He does not talk.
My lips part to whisper my thoughts to him.
I am not what they think.
I am the victim.

He blinks once. Twice.
Three times.
I have yet to speak, yet I cannot.
Guilt washes over me.
My expression does not change.
Weakness will be my enemy.
Guilt is my enemy.
Is it not?

A black cloaked man floats into the room.
I am told to stand.
I do not feel myself stand nor return to my seat.
Fear runs cold in my veins.
Eyes that send chills into the very depths of my guilty conscience.

"Do you swear to say the truth,
only the truth,
and nothing but the truth?"
I blink once. Twice.
Three times.

"I swear."
Liar Liar Liar.

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StarlitSunrise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm
I actually really liked the poem. I thought it was cool how you connected the three blinks to the three "liar"s--almost as if that was what the person was thinking to themself. You illustrated inner conflict well and managed to convey a powerful theme. Good job!
OldYoungOne said...
Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm
This isn't one of my favorites but i get the concept. I feel little for this poem. It stands to be confusing for the first two stanzas. and the last line falls flat for me. You used a lot firgurative language to add to the poem but to me it only muddies the waters.  
OldYoungOne replied...
Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm
I can appreciate the theme but I just can't connect with the poem.
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