Face the Light

Without searching, the lie surfaced.
You cried all night
And dreaded the light.

Because he lied
Your life’s in disarray,
You seem to have lost your way.
Because he lied
You search all eyes,
Sifting truth from lies.
Because he lied
Your plans are scattered
As if they, and you, no longer mattered.

Because he lied
You contemplate leaving him behind.
For too long your love was blind.

For months he said it wasn’t so;
Meaning you kept on trying, continually denying
You lost your way long ago.

Truth or lies? From him you’ll never know.
You’re a pawn in a game
He can’t admit he’s playing; it has no name.
But she does. To all this she is not blind.
Dry your eyes, face the light. To yourself be kind

(The following link has info about those who lie to control and manipulate).


A link to an interesting perspective about why he might have stayed so long.


About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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1 Response to Face the Light

  1. Love the poem. Great to see your post show up in my email! Hope all is well and that your are writing a lot. Come by and look at my blog. I’m posting photos along with my poems sometimes.

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