Today's poem is by Jason Tandon

A World of Rights and Wrongs

Afraid of white lies,
You fessed up to everything.
The empty candy dish,
Change pilfered from your father's sock drawer.

As you learned the pleasures of the sun
Basking like a lizard on a stone,
You embellished occurrences,
Invented girls and heartaches.

Dared by your peers you peeked up
Your teacher's skirt,
Then without prodding
Fainted in school once a week.

You never could keep a secret,
Relishing the scarlet thrill
Of playing accomplice
To the murder of someone else's burden.

Copyright © 2008 Jason Tandon All rights reserved
from Wee Hour Martyrdom
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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