Prose For Thought – Those Lies. #Prose4T

I am pleased to confirm that I completed NaPoWriMo with 30 new poems which you can find in my final day post. With that all over and done with for this year, I have decided to dig out some poetry from the past.

The poem I am sharing with you was written during the relationship with my ex. I found out afterwards that my suspicions of his infidelity were all true. In total he cheated on me around 9 times and he even bought a house with another woman whilst living with me! He was also sleeping with another woman during my pregnancy. The day Grace was born, he was out of the hospital an hour and a half later and off to see her. (It does make you rather doubt yourself and wonder if there is something wrong with you, but I have got over that now and realise that he is just a complete and utter arse – amongst other things!). Every time I tried to talk to him, to find out what was going on, he protested his innocence and insisted that it was me he wanted to be with!

Anyway, this is just one of the many things I wrote at the time.

Those Lies

I know far more than you think

Oh yes, I’ve heard the lies

Each call, each evening when you’re out

I’ve seen it in your eyes


You treat me like a nothing

Like some kind of fool

The good little woman at home

Won’t approach this, won’t lose my cool


You forget I ‘ve since this all before

Once you’ve closed one of them

You open yet another door

So why am I so surprised

Each time you tell those lies?


© Victoria Welton August 1999

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  1. May 5, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    You’re incredible to complete such a difficult task as 30 poems in one month. And you are incredible for being true to yourself. Some men are just born liars.
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  2. May 2, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    A poem a day for 30 days – that is amazing! So glad that the subject of today’s archive poem is no longer on the scene… xx
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  3. May 2, 2013 / 10:50 am

    Oh Victoria, you really really didn’t deserve that. I’m so so pleased you found the strength and got away. Bless you.
    I’m glad too, that you found poetry as a way of helping you through it.
    Thank you for hosting the link xx
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  4. May 2, 2013 / 8:44 am

    That is really amazing writing poetry each day for 30 days – not easy at all. I really like the above poem, touched a chord in me. Many congratulations on being shortlised.
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  5. May 2, 2013 / 6:39 am

    Congratulations on completing 30 days of poetry! That’s amazing.

    I’m so sorry you had such a terrible experience with your ex and hope the future is looking much brighter now he is in the past xx
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