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One Excuse Leads To Another

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One Excuse Leads To Another

What do you mean you see lies in my eyes?
Stop it now hon...Can't stand it when you cry
You do NOT know me! I swear I would never...
(What can I do? Can't hide this forever)

She asked me to dance, I was just being kind
Got crazy and drunk, lost track of the time
She said she would drive 'cause she didn't drink
Whose car? Don't remember; ours, I think
Kiss her? No way! (At least not on the face)
Where? Well I guess we went back to her place
I swear to god hon, I'm telling the truth!
First time!...Her name? I-uh, think it was Ruth...

Can you ever forgive me? Please have a heart
Can't forget? Okay, I guess that's a start...

(DAMN IT, you're a fool! What the HELL did you do?
Shoulda' denied the whole thing; she doesn't trust you!
What about the others? Can't get any dumber!
Gotta' THINK...Oh god; did I give her my number?)

***Loosely based on the divorce of two very good friends of mine... 
Susan's contest

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Tim, Congratulations, a wonderful win*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:38:00 PM
    Oh ho, you have to have good memory to be a liar is how the saying goes. loved your poem Tim ...Seren

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Congrats Tim on your win xxx

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:51:00 PM
    The excuses don't fly but the writing does. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Sad but interesting write... I know this happens... and your writting seems so real.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:49:00 PM
    Hi Tim, , nice to see you on Susan's winning list... hope you were forgiven... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Lotts of meat and a laugh too..glad to see you winning! Cher Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:28:00 PM
    oh oh..............you are playing with dynamite here!! LOL !! This may be too close to home for some people...... but a sure fire winner in the contest!! Congratulations on your tale of woe, Tim! Proves that you should always stick close to Ruth..........(Oops...I meant stick close to the truth!!!!)

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:08:00 AM
    Congratulations Tim xx

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:07:00 AM
    I cringe

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 1:12:00 PM
    You captured the drama exceptionally well in the unique write. Excellent write Tim! Hugs

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Got a chuckle even though it is not funny in real life..It is sad...Thanks for stopping by..We did not get a storm or snow but got some much needed rain..Sara

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:14:00 AM
    You had me scared Tim, I wondered what you were up to and was relieved at the last lines. It's an old story but the hurt is always new. Great reading these insightful lines! Love, Elizabeth