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In A Rush To Hide The Truth

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In A Rush To Hide The Truth

I really wish I remembered what I told you the other day
When you asked me where I was and why I didn’t call?
I rushed to hide the truth and I forgot where I put it away.

As I stand here—sweating, I feel you sensing my delay
To answer uncomplicated questions I should recall.
I really wish I remembered what I told you the other day

Since, my deceit could destroy the perfect picture I portray,
Of a good and honest man who would never let trickery befall
So, I rushed to hide the truth and forgot where I put it away.

Maybe, I could tell you I left the answer with my attaché 
Or, maybe I could just grunt and grab my chest and fall?
I really wish I remembered what I told you the other day!

Sense and reason screamed at my conscience not to betray,
But, I did it anyway; it was just so small, what could be the downfall?
Then, I rushed to hide the truth and I forgot where I put it away

Because, I thought if I told you the truth you wouldn’t stay,
And since I’m so selfish—I hope I told you I was at the mall…
I really wish I remembered what I told you the other day;
But, I rushed to hide the truth and I forgot where I put it away.

Submitted for Dr. Ram's "Villanelle Me" contest

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  1. Date: 7/3/2010 12:47:00 PM
    Great entry and a worthy win. Enjoy your winnings. keep up the great work. Love, Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 9:19:00 AM
    Great job, congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 6:39:00 AM
    Congrats Mike on your winning poem in Dr. Ram's contest with this awesome Villanelle piece.. enjoy your big win .. and success.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii on vacation ..watching fireworks at 3a.m...AlohA...

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 12:33:00 AM
    VEry clever villanelle. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 11:15:00 PM
    Congratulations Mike on your poem's success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:40:00 PM
    Congrats on the 5th place win in my contest

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:19:00 PM
    Oh yes truth is easier to remember. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 4:22:00 PM
    Got a chuckle..It is sorta like the song "That's My Story And I'm Sticking To It"...Sara

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:18:00 AM
    An excelent write, I enjoyed it tremendously! Good luck in the contest, I think it will do very well. Caryl

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 9:56:00 PM
    it's hard to keep consisting lies, enjoyed your write, and good luck on the contest..P.D.

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 2:52:00 PM
    A very witty and sharp bit of writing here, I enjoyed it, thanks for uploading, from Gavin.

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 2:08:00 PM
    Nicely written. I like it! Good luck in the contest.