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You Never Knew

you think you know a guy 

years, months, weeks, 

day in and day out 

conversations exchanged

how things were left unsaid

how we chose or chose not to be


how we hide behind the way we speak

how we say or don’t say

the things we mean


you think you know a guy

and suddenly he’s a stranger

you never knew his thoughts,

never knew the things he’s done,

never knew the reasons why 

things have come undone


you think you know a guy

now he’s an ass, a jerk,

in a mid-life crisis,

he doesn’t know how to deal

he’d rather eschew responsibility 

and break away


you think you know a guy

he only showed what he wanted you to see

now he’s come clean,

no more pretending


you think you know a guy 

but did you ever

really know him at all?

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Thu 15th Oct 2020 14:26

Thank you so much, John. ??

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Wed 14th Oct 2020 23:29

One of my university teachers (the renowned poet David Morley) said a poem should always zip back up to the title once you get to the bottom, and for me this poem of yours does that very well. ?

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