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It is so unfair to live with secrets-Yet it's cruel to die with them.

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they live
they do not
go to graves       
with you
they thrive
and turn 
into bigger lies
they grow
they won't die with you
add ons spinning into
bigger webs 
after your dead
fabricating taller 
tales out of tall tales
drink a lotta black 
coffee  and pray.
that the baby you said
was his- Well he-

He has to go
to heaven
to his heavenly
father to find out 
who his earthly 
father really is
Child confused 
the only thing that 
really died with
 you was the truth
Secrets live on ...
turns into a mystery- 
then becomes 
apart of history
because you disowned 
the gospel and 
campaigned for silence
and gossip got elected
to become your legacy
and secrets live on...  
for the innocent to face
head on...and the 
lies live on
and take on...
a life of their own.

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  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Who a child is validates his very being... mothers tell your children the truth.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:56:00 PM
    You have a good poetic eye Anne Lise Anderson. I think this is great as well. Thank you for recognising, I am ok but this is not about me, but I know children that need to know the truth and never will. It is more than shameful.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 2:11:00 AM
    - Well written Vicki, touching poem. - All the best to you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)