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The Truth about Tom

"THE whole truth and nothing but the truth…”

Was your life.
You never saw
Me staring at you.
I had to make contact
Just to reveal my feelings.
Once I did the unthinkable.
Before classes had begun one morn,
I snuck into the boys’ room with a pen.

A heart I drew with our initials too,
And I thought you’d know it came from me.
I noticed the spring in your step
And hoped you would approach me.
Instead you walked to Chris
No!  Same initials,
But the wrong girl
Got a date.
Your mate –

T rumpet-playing, surfer boy
O pened his heart to the wrong woman
M usic of their love, emanates from their happy home

*Double etheree and acrostic for PD’s Truth or Dare challenge.
By Carolyn Devonshire – Thanks for the challenge!

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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D.'s contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 3:21:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on a terrific win for this wonderful write for truth or dare luv.. great piece..

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Truth and Dare and Free Verse" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, this one, jag

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 6:31:00 AM
    And you did the challenge so well.. Congrats on your great win!!!! Michael ps check your entry on my contest, too many lines max 12

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 5:16:00 AM
    Carolyn congrats on your very clever win..David

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 5:18:00 PM
    tough luck, sorry. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 1:57:00 PM
    Aint life strange. Glad to hear Tom has happy home instead of prison cell. Aint you the matchmaker though. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 1:53:00 PM
    I still have to write my entry...but after reading yours...I know i have no chances! : ) Excellent work, Carolyn! A sure winner. Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 12:46:00 PM
    Wow a sure winner here Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:04:00 AM
    Carolyn, I liked the poem you have created here,always a pleasure to read yours poem.Have a lovely day.- oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 6:35:00 PM
    Ah yes, the irony and tragedy of life. This is a great true story, in a bad way. Boy oh boy, those pesky Chris', eh!? Whooooooo do they think they are!?

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 5:27:00 PM
    Aww, how horrible that must be! To get that all set up so you can finally get Tom to talk with you and ask you out and the horrible happens, he asks another girl with your same initials! This is a great Truth entry into the contest! I really enjoyed your write that I have read this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Love this intriguing piece, my friend. I had to write about Winnie the Pooh, LOL