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The Lying Game (Free verse) by PsydewaysTears
Little girls are drawing the word "Loveliness" Up and down the sides of their faces But I rather doubt they've even met the poor old thing. I went to visit her the other day In the old folks home for forgotten faeries. She can't speak anymore But her eyes still twinkle just as gloriously as ever. I shut off the soap opera on her television And knelt beside her bed. She held out her shaking hand And I clasped mine around her fragile little fingers. I reassured her that we hadn't all forgotten about her And that she still did exist in some things But I think she knew deep down That I was full of shit. I didn't want to lie to her Any more than she wanted to be lied to But I live in a lying world Where even the sweetest and most simplest truths Are still twice baked in convectional ovens of farce-filled fantasy. I reached into my backpack And pulled out a daisy-chain-necklace. She smiled and leaned her head forward So I could wrap it around her neck. She picked up a pad of paper that she keeps on her bedside table And wrote, "Thank you sweetie, they smell lovely!" In large cursive letters. I hugged her and told her that she was very welcome And I stood up to take my leave. I cracked her window open And paused in the doorway to blow her a kiss. As I proceeded towards the exit, Unnoticeably small tears dribbled down the sides of my cheeks. It wasn't because I knew that the cancer Was determined to eat through to her vital organs any day now... It was because I had spent that entire morning Super-gluing yellow, white and green construction paper together Because real daisies don't exist anymore.

Up the ladder: Die unsowed
Down the ladder: Late night

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Arithmetic Mean: 5.0
Weighted score: 5.0
Overall Rank: 8026
Posted: March 25, 2005 11:20 AM PST; Last modified: March 25, 2005 10:05 PM PST
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[10] zodiac @ | 25-Mar-05/10:25 PM | Reply
You were probably like negative two years old when the song "The Crying Game" was popular.
[n/a] PsydewaysTears @ > zodiac | 25-Mar-05/10:53 PM | Reply
Haha, that's probably true since it doesn't ring any bells. *wonders who it's by* (I was born in 1985)
[10] zodiac @ > PsydewaysTears | 26-Mar-05/4:06 AM | Reply
Bizarrely, Boy George released it in 1992 (on the soundtrack for the film The Crying Game).

A few parts of this are decent, but you should have known better.
[n/a] PsydewaysTears @ > zodiac | 26-Mar-05/2:52 PM | Reply
*slaps knuckles*
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