BURY THE TRUTH

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In the twinkle of an eye

The story changed

The story I loved to tell

The story everyone loved to hear

A storybook filled with pretty pictures

A story so perfect

A story so rare

Envied by all

In the twinkle of an eye

It all changed

You didn’t wait for me to say goodbye

You destroyed my pretty fairytale

You revealed a different side of the story

I loved this story!

Don’t you get it!

It was perfect!

How dare you ruin it for me!

Yes, I believe you

You saw it all happen

I was too little to remember

Too little to know the version you speak of

Yes, I believe your version

It holds facts

It sounds so much like the truth

But I don’t like that version

It makes me cry

How dare you ruin it for me!

I like my version better!

Keep your facts!

Bury the truth!

I’ve heard your story!

But I don’t want it!

Keep it to yourself!

Tell it to your children!

I like my story better

It’s beautiful and perfect

I’ll rather have a smile each time I tell it

Than cry each time I tell it

So, be gone!

Keep your truth

I’ll tell my story

 

 “Denial is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist. It is considered one of the most primitive of the defense mechanisms because it is characteristic of early childhood development. Many people use denial in their everyday lives to avoid dealing with painful feelings or areas of their life they don’t wish to admit.”
– Grohol, J. (2016). 15 Common Defense Mechanisms. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 21, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-defense-mechanisms/

 

By Sylvia Chika

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