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House of Lies

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Aimster
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0 posted 11-10-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Aimster

"House of Lies"

Lost little girl, scared and afraid
Living with a pain she has endured her whole life
It's bad enough other people stare
But the rejection of her own mother cuts like a knife

Violence has become a part of her everyday life
As she cries trying to figure out what to do
Sadness overwhelms her as she starts to give up hope
Her body not the only thing black and blue

A house full of lies is what she lives in
Fake smiles all around, but no knows within those walls what's being done
Screaming and yelling a daily routine
As her mother now picks up a gun

Little girl grows up turning into a beautiful woman
But nothing has really changed
The same pain and lies continue
Things pretty much remain the same

Her mother contemplates suicide knowing she has now lost control
But the same things that use to work before no longer
She has learned to cope with life easier
And the love she has found has made her stronger

But still the pain tears at her every moment
As the truth hits hard and cold
I look at her in awe at the strength she has
Her heart and beauty something truly to behold

House of lies they still live, and act though all is fine
People turn their head the other way
But now I have entered the picture
And I am here to stay

No matter what the cost, no matter what the pain
I will not leave her side, forever I will love
For I know our love was a match made in heaven
And a gift sent from high above

Amy M. Kennedy

© Copyright 2000 Amy Kennedy - All Rights Reserved
Marsha
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1 posted 11-10-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Amy this is what I meant when I said you had a wonderful honest heart. This is a fantastic write from you, utterly amazing. Full of truth and honesty, and full of the love you have too. This is full of your spirit, and full of your determination that your love will not fade and die. I know it won't love, because true love is so precious and rare and you clearly know how to keep it alive.
Take care
                 Mushy Marsha
                      


Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning
Kethry
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2 posted 11-10-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Amy,
spectacular. I cried for a number of reasons, but especially for the fierce hope at the end.
Be well
Kethry


Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Gail Sheehy
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3 posted 11-10-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Daniel J D   Email Daniel J D   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Daniel J D

Amy,
This is so heartbreaking, you have touched on the pains of many people out there. Congratulations for taking the courage to write this. Well done, you are a very devoted person.

"No matter what the cost, no matter what the  pain
I will not leave her side, forever I will  love
For I know our love was a match made in  heaven
And a gift sent from high above"

Respond to my call and let the waves of my heart fill your life with the wonders of love
(Daniel J D)
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4 posted 11-10-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

I agree.  This is very honest, and straight from that wonderful heart of yours, Aim!!  Beautiful write, my friend!!  

sp  


I won't go, I won't sleep, I can't breathe until you're resting here with me...
Janet Marie
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5 posted 11-10-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

But now I have entered the picture
And I am here to stay
=================


that line says it all Amy...
and now you know what has to be done....
and because you are strong and because you have both love and being in the right on your side ...
you can make it happen...
get help from those who you trust ...
take care sweetie ..of the both of you
love ya
me
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who could ask for anything more?
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