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The Other Side of You
by Sherry Gail Heim
Friday, August 22, 2003
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The Other Side Of You 


I used to trust you

Trust you as I did myself

But that was before I met

The other side of you


Now I live in doubt

Wondering if you are telling me lies

Wondering if the truth has ever had a place in your life

Wondering why you thought it so acceptable to deceive me


You say you love me always, this I cannot comprehend

For I could never lie to you, my love

Nor deceive you, or turn my back on you

But I am the one who is now broken  


You were the one who didnít care the price

Leaving me with self-doubt

Questioning my own ability to judge, and to be loved

You were a thief and my innocence your prize


And you did this, why?

Your answers are weak and without remorse

No excuse heals the torn pieces of my heart

No words can put glue on my shattered dreams


Why would you wish to bring me such sadness?

Why would you offer me a future you had no intention of delivering?

Why would you teach me to breathe only to take the air from me?

Why would you accept my soul only to steal away my very essence?


I have been a fool

And you, a mean and evil cad

You set out on a path of destruction

I greeted you with a noble heart


I only wish I had known

Before I fell in love with you

All your darkest secrets, that your words were untrue

And the other side of you


Sherry Gail Heim

August 22, 2003

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2003





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Reviewed by Chuck Keller 7/18/2007
Trust, once lost, can never be retrieved. This poem breaks my heart for the victim and the perpetrator. If only people would THINK before they cause such pain.

Beautifully expressed and painful to read.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 7/3/2004
A painful, soul searching piece.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/13/2003
Moving.....deeply so...A very well written and heartfelt piece. Tragic.

Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 8/27/2003
What a tragedy...worst of it is, it is so common. Writing this had to be painful Brava for having the courage!! Thank you for speaking for countless victims of abuse and neglect. xoxox
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 8/23/2003
Sadly there are people out there (I have known quite a few myself) that don't think of the future...they take love and take the souls and the hearts of people without thinking of anyone but themselves and the here and now of it. Unforgivable in any case, but especially with that vulnerable young woman. I am truly sorry.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/23/2003
This is so sad, you did a wonderful job portraiting your friends pain through this horrible ordeal. ~Z~
Reviewed by Christine Morell 8/23/2003
How tragic this is. You express what must have been her deep pain, so superbly, Sherry.
Bravo for this moving poem.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/23/2003
Well done.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/22/2003
I know what you talking about here...i am in that boat myself trust you love you forgive...and most of all it changes you as a person into a zombie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Barry Weeder (Reader) 8/22/2003
Deeply moving and full of the unanswerables...I have a friend whom I remember as well. You do your friend and yourself justice by the healing these questions will someday bring. Well written
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/22/2003
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 8/22/2003
So touchingly sad.

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/22/2003
Happens too much.... you express it beautifully....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/22/2003
Beautifully written Sherry, and so very sad,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2003
What a powerfully moving piece this is Sherry! Superbly written! Hope your friend is over it and on the mend.
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