You will never have to worry again
You will never have to be afraid again
I will always take care of you
I will always take care of Jackson
But he didn’t say how
And I didn’t ask how
I decided to trust, blindly, once more
But I know how now
He lied to me
He lied to himself
He lied to his kids
He lied to my kids
He lied to his parents
He lied to my parents
And he says it’s all because of Becky
And he says it’s all because of the woman who said he’d be a terrible teacher
And he says it’s all because of his job
And he says it’s all because of…what will the reason be next week? Next month? Next year?
No matter the reason
The people in his life are human beings, and they are worthy of love, respect, and compassion.
I won’t accept less, and they shouldn’t, either.
The truth is
We’ve all lied and deceived
About different things
And in different ways
The lies and deceptions have been devastating
And will continue to be
Until they are killed
Our family’s health and survival hangs in the balance
What will we choose?
Life or death?
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Stirring and loving and truthful and honest–beautiful
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