- Read the words in ‘regular’ font.
- Read the words in bold font only.
- Read the poem as you would a normal poem.
Such honest words / words brimming with vitriol,
I give to you, my heart and soul/ pricked by a venomous demonic snake,
I leave you, all my virtue true/ virtue could cure the poison invading;
But you don’t believe in honesty/ to be rid of such hatred, such turmoil, such rage;
You’ve a game you call ‘secrets and lies’/pain incinerates, but you play on.
No one understands your game/ betting against yourself always, you incriminate.
You’ve set the rules/ I cannot win; I’m the pawn, I’m the fool.
You always score, each game, each set / you judge me; achieving a win, you’re guaranteed not to lose.
You don’t understand your character flaw / why shouldn’t I try to fight steadfast for your love?
You’ve hubris; I’m afraid of your poetic downfall / the Bard wrote of love, can’t you read those poems?
Words reaching out as if they were / syllables of glass, shattered and splintered;
Creeping vines, ensnaring you / as if they were words, lavish with ardor, enchanting.
Trapping you until you cannot move / safekeeping your person; holding you dear.
Putting you in a sleeping spell, brier rose / I brush back your hair, as the drugged lethargy falls.
With benevolent sorcery, you’re reclaimed / you remain mine; unharmed and kept safe.
Asleep but a moment; complicated lies as clouds drift away / I, wondering why you chose deceit?
I offered you truth, the elder twin first / honesty is all I want to hear,
You chose deception, the younger sibling / I offer us both new life;
Your wicked lies entrap us both / hoping the only lies I hear from you again are white.
I can never concede to a life of falsehood/ there is compromise in honesty to be found.
My vines hold you tight / I’m guiding you, untangling you, from your web of lies.
Until honesty is the only breathe in your lungs/ until we both, only breath the truth of you and I.
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