Truth and Lies

February 27, 2018
By Anonymous

I am honest and faithful 
I wonder if my wife will ever trust me again  
I hear her cry as they drag her away 
I see the fear in her eyes
I want things to go back to normal 
I am honest and faithful 

I pretend that I haven't committed adultery
I feel guilty for my sins 
I worry that my wife will die for me
I cry thinking about my poor children
I am honest and faithful 

I understand that what I did was wrong 
I say that my wife is innocent 
I dream that soon this will all be over 
I try to have courage 
I hope that Abigail will give up 
I am honest and faithful  

The author's comments:

This poem is based off of the character of John Proctor from The Crucible 

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