Imagine my surprise
To hear it was all lies
Only to realize
I never knew you anyway.
What is it you want me to say?
If we pretend, will the shock go away?
You’ve lied; you haven’t been true.
I’m not really sure I even know you.
You claim you love me –
But, what does that mean?
I feel this relationship is one grand scheme.
For years and years, I thought I knew you.
Now, I find out that nothing about you is true.
It’s your claim that you tried to please me.
That isn’t at all what I see.
I think your goal was to cover your fears.
Honesty is something I hold very dear!
Honesty is something you can’t seem to grasp –
Lies do not make a relationship last.
What exactly do you want from me?
I’m not sure which one of you I see.
I am so angry;
I can’t even cry!
How do I hold on to something that’s fake
While you pretend it was all for my sake?
Love cannot be built on distrust.
As far as I’m concerned –
There was never an “us.”
We’ve move into the autumn of our days.
I’m not sure there is much left to say.
You must be you; I must be me.
Will this love survive?
Under dead, autumn leaves?
I suspect that only time will tell
If the betrayal can be healed.
To think of all those times I was there for you…
What do you expect for me to do?
Autumn days –
The sun begins to fade.
Autumn skies –
There is no longer any shade.
We must let go
And close the door.
The autumn leaves pile up on the floor.
Dry and brittle;
Dark and brown –
Like autumn leaves...our love falls to the ground
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