I tell her

07 Sep

Art by Anne Magill

I tell her I am fine

That everything is good.

That my writing is going well. A thousand words a day, and not one of them sad.

That I am going out in the evenings. To the bar in town. The noisy one with the live music and the dealers and the tarts. I know the bartender by name. We have a laugh.

I tell her I can listen to the radio without blinking back tears. I can watch movies without reliving us.

I tell her I am happy

That I’ve met a girl.

That she is pretty and petite and likes to paint. And to please me.In lots of ways.

That she dances and sings and really cares about the planet. And that kind of stuff.

I tell her I am content

That I sleep soundly at night.

Well… most nights.

I tell her I am glad she has found someone special..

That I am delighted. Honestly. Truly.

For her.

I tell her I am glad.

I just lie

about everything.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Anne Magill



Posted by on September 7, 2015 in Lovers Past


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31 responses to “I tell her

  1. supercutesecret

    September 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rita (aka AnnieB)

    September 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Oh this touches so . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. literally

    September 8, 2015 at 12:04 am

    My heart broke a little….because I know these lies too

    Liked by 1 person

  4. eonserotica

    September 8, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Gods, I think we’ve all been there…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Leslie Meeks

    September 8, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Sometimes telling a lie, is what we must do. Smiles

    Liked by 2 people

  6. missameliaandsir

    September 8, 2015 at 2:41 am

    We lie to others because we lie to ourselves. BEAUTIFUL piece, Sir.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. emmylgant

    September 8, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Hitting home with this one.
    I hear Judy Collins sing ‘Send in the clowns’ as I read the list of lies without blinking…
    Familiar and painful territory written with gritted teeth and grace.
    Perfect artwork also.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. paganwitchroz

    September 8, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Oh my dearest Dominant how I wish I could kiss away your pain, when I read between the lines. . Full stops where there should be none. . .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. sweetcreature

    September 8, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Moving, beautiful, so sad…


    Liked by 1 person

  10. MysticalKitty

    September 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Is the lie meant for you, a soul balm of sorts, or for her, blinding her sorrows or guilt ?

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ezepp123

    September 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Damn it man! Almost made me cry!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. wispofsilence

    September 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Is there any more love than give?
    This a lie of self sacrifice..

    Beautifully can not..but pull heart strings.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Mia Beleza

    September 10, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Your words resonated with me. I have lived this……your piece tugs at my heart…well said.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. redklwr2006 Kym

    September 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Heartbreaking beautiful good sir.


  15. Jazz

    October 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Gosh…I think we’ve all been there …

    Liked by 1 person

  16. hisalone2016

    September 5, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Yes. Pride. Heartbreaking.

    Liked by 1 person


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