Story Forge Poem – A Web of Lies

A few months ago we used the Story Forge Cards to come up with a story outline for Film Noir. Several of us in our writing group each looked at the same card layout and created individual  stories. Three stories already been posted. Our group decided we should test out Story Forge to aid in writing poems.  Below is the outcome.  Take a look and let us know what you think. We continue to enjoy experimenting with Story Forge Cards. It is  a good process to generate story or poem ideas.

A Web of Lies

The ring was not lost
He finally realized
Like pieces fit together in a puzzle,
His wife had strung a web of lies

The 3 Karat platinum diamond ring
Was pawned to pay her gambling debt.
Totally different version from her story
It was in the shop for a cleaning and reset

The past six months of the marriage
Had been very lonely for him.
He begged her to come home early;
She argued overtime was best for them.

What she did not account for
Was the circle of friends in his life.
The pawn shop attendant, his fraternity brother,
Immediately knew she was his wife.

Although the attendant was held into secrecy
By his company’s code of conduct rules.
He had experienced a similar hurt
And didn’t want his brother made into a fool.

The brothers maintained a bond
Since their time together serving in Germany.
We fight each other’s battles,
In the air, on land, and sea.

With clarity of her lies
He left the marriage; divorced his wife.
She sunk into a deep depression
And with no hope in sight, she took her life.

About Barbara McAllister

Barbara McAllister has a passion for writing that was dormant for a while but receiving her “pink papers” from a major corporation kicked her writing into gear. She currently works her day job as a Foundation Program Officer. When she isn’t working, she spends time in Rocky Point Mexico taking in the smooth sounds of the Sea of Cortez.