The Hymn That Never Lied

Lines For Kesha Collection

Vincent V. Triola
May 5, 2019 · 2 min read
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Why did you know my name?
Why did you play that game?
Why can’t I feel the same?
Why does my heart beat pain?

In the summer of ’78 I cried
Down beneath the old elm tree
I was calling to be free
The old hymn that always lied

I still feel your hands beat
I can feel bruises heat
Your hands and fist that cheat
Inflicting my defeat

In the summer of ’88 I cried
Down beneath the old elm tree
I was calling to be free
The old hymn that always lied

I feel old, staring cold
Still possessed by your hold
The pain to me you sold
Silence, I never told

In the summer of ’98 I cried
Down beneath the old elm tree
I was calling to be free
The old hymn that always lied

I watched life from the side
Too scared to take the ride
Benched my artistic side
Lost my creative pride

In the summer of ’08 I cried
Down beneath the old elm tree
I was calling to be free
The old hymn that always lied

Hymnless, need no forgiveness*
I heard your persistence
I heard your defiance
Praying in resistance

In the summer of ’17 I cried
Away from the old elm tree
I was raging to be free
The new hymn that never lied.

*Hymn on Rainbow, Kesha 2017

Vincent V. Triola

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Literary fiction, satire, poetry, and screenplay writer. amazon.com/author/vincentt

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Vincent V. Triola

Written by

Literary fiction, satire, poetry, and screenplay writer. amazon.com/author/vincentt

Intimately Intricate

Where an exploration of the Intricacies of Intimacy can be found. One piece at a time… Come join us.

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