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A Lie
by Bonnie May
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This was a story my mother told me when I asked her if she ever lied to me, other than Santa, the Easter Bunny, tooth fairy etc. She said she would never lie to me about anythng no matter what and this is why.


A Lie
“Mommy what is that?”
Linsey asked her Mommy as she was changing her baby brother.
She was only three so her Mommy brushed it off
 and said anything just to pacify her.
“Oh that’s something they forgot to cut off
in the hospital when Shawn was born.”
Then totally forgot all about it for she
was busy, tired and exhaustively forlorn.
A week later while her mommy
was hanging up clothes in the back.
Lindsey remembered what her mommy told her
and had a scissors in her lap.
Her mother heard an ungodly scream
that sent chills up and down her spine.
She dropped the clothespins immediately and
in the direction of her baby she made a beeline.
There sat little Lindsey with bloody scissors
in her hand and her baby brother lying beside.
She couldn’t believe what she was seeing
“God Help Me”, she screamed and cried.
“What did you do Lindsey,
what in God’s name did you do”
Lindsey sat there in fear when she quietly replied,
 “Mommy thought I was helping you.”
“You told me they forgot to cut it off so”
“I did it for you Mommy and baby brother too.”
“I wanted to make you happy Mommy, “
“was it a bad thing for me to do?”
Waiting for the ambulance to arrive
Linsey’s Mom thought of the innocent lie she told.
This lie that would torment her forever,
one that would be with her as she grew old.
Written by,
Bonnie May


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/11/2008
Dear Bonnie,

Very moving and very touching - you put so much of yourself into all your poems . . . wonderful!!

Hugs and love,

Reviewed by 000 000 10/24/2008

Reviewed by Susie McCray 10/24/2008
Good Lord! Poor Lindsey, poor baby brother.

I put my money in my bra and son saw me one day and said "pocket". I smiled and said, "Yeah, this is my pocket." Wonder if that will cause some problems down the line.
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 10/24/2008
Oh My Goodness! Adults are so careless with what they say to Wee Ones! They mirror our actions, repeat what we say and always believe what we say, so we must be so careful! Another GREAT write! LOVE! SC
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/23/2008
Adults should really pay attention when answering youngsters' questions, for the youngsters look up to adults for the truth in everything. They will not doubt any answers that are given to them. What a sad case this is!!!

Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/23/2008
So very sad, and proves to me that most lies end in disaster.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/23/2008
Whatever drive adults to dismiss children, "they don't understad" they think, well, I have news for those, children understand a lot more that they are credited for, and sometimes, even more.


Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/23/2008
Children are very sensitive and take everything seriosuly.Parents need to be careful.take good care

Love and Hugs
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 10/22/2008
Ouch! This poem reminds us to be careful of what we say to kids.

I'm pulled up from naive thoughts of a wonderful world every so often; for instance, this morning I had a vision of the Black and Decker drill wielded by a homicidal maniac.

Truly, we live amidst horror and hilarity.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/22/2008
Not to make a joke of this sad experience, but you sure the little girls name was not Lorena (as in Bobbit) instead of Lindsey...I felt that here as I read it...

When I get the amt I will let you know...e
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/22/2008
Children have to be told the truth and that was a good time to tell it to an impressionable child.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/22/2008
Sure nade a good point but I still cringed as much as I did when I read the Bobbit story. lol

Reviewed by Linda Law 10/22/2008
Ooooohhhh.... this hurt as I read it... in more ways than one... good example tho... lindalaw
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/22/2008
Poor little guy! Poor Linsey!! Kids take everything so literally; this is a very good example of that! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 10/22/2008
good read - poor boy :(
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