Never Have I Ever! Have You?


Shall We Play A Game

By Jessica Scott


Never have I ever

Heard a word so true

As the lies that, from his lips,

Fell like morning dew.


Never have I ever

Seen a light so bright

That from his eyes shined to hide

The shadows of his spite.


Never have I ever

Felt so far from smart

As the day I let him enter

My scarred but mended heart.


Never have I ever

Felt so much betrayed

As the day I realized

Love was only a charade.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


    • Jesi

      This is actually just a passing commentary and perspective on celebrities and their fans. LoL That kind of “love” is shady and unrealistic.

      • Al Lane

        Is that the same as the “I Have Never” drinking game? (Person says “I have never had sex with a duck”… anyone who has done that, has to drink… (and then leave pretty quickly)… it’s a cruel way of either exposing secrets that you know about friends, or fishing for dirt on others!)

        • Jesi

          That is the exact game. πŸ˜‰
          Just with my little tongue in cheek to celebrity relationships and how seriously fans take them.

    • Jesi

      ROFL! No, this is not the same guy. This is actually a perspective on celebrity relationships and their fans. I just can’t come right out and name names but let’s just say the correlation between “fan” and “fanatic” is alive and well in literal translation.

    • Jesi

      Thank you, my dear! People are scary, especially when they get too caught up in rumors and such. I think we all go through it. πŸ™‚

  • Dawn D

    I love the writing. But, like Al, feel obliged to say no, love had nothing to do with this. Love is not a charade.
    If we heard more about the true kind of love, maybe our children would know what proper love is, and know what to look for in a relationship? (says the woman deeply in love but hiding it from the world! πŸ˜‰ )

    Oh, and I like the new look too. Easier to find the ‘previous’ button to go to the previous post!


    • Jesi

      I just get tired of all the bs being thrown out into the public for publicity’s sake so celebrities can become richer and more famous. As a society it’s very telling about just how low one’s integrity can go once they are in the public’s line of vision. Be it a politician trying to get some policy/idea pushed through or a celebrity trying to convince people they’re someone they really not behind the curtains. Or bedroom door. πŸ˜‰
      I don’t believe love is a charade but I think people like to play games and delude either themselves or others that they mean it when they really don’t. It’s sad but I have seen it often. Or maybe I’m just becoming too cynical the older I get. And what’s this about “being deeply in love”? I really am behind. lol
      And thank you about the new look. Happy accident I say. And I never noticed that the previous button was harder to see. You’re right, though. It is easier to see now. πŸ˜‰

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