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I want to tell you lies
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Unknown    Posted 03-16-2001 at 12:25:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I WANT TO TELL YOU LIES
> >
> >
> > >I want to tell that little boy his Mom will be just fine
> > >I want to tell that dad we got his daughter out in time
> > >I want to tell that wife her husband will be home tonight
> > >I don't want to tell it like it is,
> > >I want to tell them lies.
> > >
> > >You didn't put their seat belts on, you feel you killed your kids
> > >I want to say you didn't ... but in a way, you did.
> > >You pound your fists into my chest, you're hurting so inside
> > >I want to say you'll be ok,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >You left chemicals within his reach and now it's in his eyes
> > >I want to say your son will see, not tell you he'll be blind.
> > >You ask me if he'll be OK, with pleading in your eyes
> > >I want to say that yes he will,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >I can see you're crying as your life goes up in smoke.
> > >If you'd maintained that smoke alarm, your children may have woke.
> > >Don't grab my arm and ask me if your family is alive.
> > >Don't make me tell you they're all dead,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >I want to say she'll be ok, you didn't take her life
> > >I hear you say you love her and you'd never hurt your wife.
> > >You thought you didn't drink too much, you thought that you could drive.
> > >
> > >I don't want to say how wrong you were,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >You only left her for a moment, it happens all the time.
> > >How could she have fallen from there? You thought she couldn't climb.
> > >I want to say her neck's not broken, that she will be just fine.
> > >I don't want to say she's paralyzed,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >I want to tell this teen his buddies didn't die in vain
> > >Because he thought that it'd be cool to try to beat that train
> > >I don't want to tell him this will haunt him all his life
> > >I want to say that he'll forget,
> > >I want to tell him lies.
> > >
> > >You left the cabinet open and your daughter found the gun.
> > >Now you want me to undo the damage that's been done.
> > >You tell me she's your only child, you say she's only five.
> > >I don't want to say she won't see six,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >He fell into the pool when you just went to grab the phone.
> > >It was only for a second that you left him there alone.
> > >If you let the damn phone ring perhaps your boy would be alive.
> > >But I don't want to tell you that,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >The fact that you were speeding caused that car to overturn
> > >and we couldn't get them out of there before the whole thing burned.
> > >Did they suffer? Yes, they suffered, as they slowly burned alive.
> > >But I don't want to say those words,
> > >I want to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >But I have to tell it like it is, until my shift is through
> > >And then the real lies begin, when I come home to you.
> > >You ask me how my day was, and I say it was just fine
> > >I hope you understand, sometimes, I have to tell you lies.
> > >
> > >Dedicated to all the Police Officers,
> > >Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics,
> > >Emergency Flight Crews and all civil servants
> > >who deal with the tragedies of life and death. The saddest of all,
> > >being those that involve children, and could have been prevented.
> > >
> > >Wear your seat belts.
> > >Keep poisons, flammables, fireworks, etc. out of reach of children.
> > >Keep your smoke alarm in operating order, if you don't have one, get
> > >one. Never, ever drive if you've been drinking.
> > >Never leave your toddler unattended.
> > >Teens, be responsible drivers, obey all traffic lights, posted limits,
> > >warnings and signals at RR crossings.
> > >Keep your guns locked and out of reach, buy a trigger guard.
> > >Protect our children, they are our future...
> > >Am I preaching?
> > >Am I nagging?
> > >I guess I am just telling it like it is...
> > >Or I could just tell you a lie.
> > >(Author Unknown)
> > >
> >


Kal    Posted 02-17-2002 at 10:58:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Subj: I am the author of "I Want To Tell You Lies"

Someone sent me a link saying this poem had appeared on your website.

I Want To Tell You Lies was written by me. It was originally sent to one mailing list by my brother. It has been forwarded many times over, and somewhere in the process my name was removed, I don't know why. In his original email to his list my name was in between the poem and the dedication, and again at the bottom with a copyright.

I am a contributor to a firefighter website. It appears on this website with my permission: http://www.firefightersrealstories.com/
If you click on "columns" , mine is called "The Voice Of The Firefighter" and this poem as well as other peices I have written appear there, there is also a bio about me.

The copyright I typically now use goes like this:
Copyrighted to Kalvere. Please do not reproduce without author's permission. Kalvere, the author, is a Minnesota firefighter and would welcome any comments at the following email address:
Kal The Rebel @ aol.com

The "Lies" poem was one of the first I sent out, so the original copyright was not that wordy, but it was on there.


The original poem and dedication was written this way, and this is the way it appeared in the first email that went out (there was also a background image of EMTs on scene, that doesn't always transfer when going from AOL to another server so I am sending you the text only):

I WANT TO TELL YOU LIES

I want to tell that little boy his Mom will be just fine
I want to tell that dad we got his daughter out in time
I want to tell that wife her husband will be home tonight
I don't want to tell it like it is, I want to tell them lies

You didn't put their seat belts on, you feel you killed your kids
I want to say you didn't ... but in a way, you did
You pound your fists into my chest, you're hurting so inside
I want to say you'll be OK, I want to tell you lies

You left chemicals within his reach and now it's in his eyes
I want to say your son will see, not tell you he'll be blind
You ask me if he'll be OK, with pleading in your eyes
I want to say that yes he will, I want to tell you lies

I can see you're crying as your life goes up in smoke
If you'd maintained that smoke alarm, your children may have woke
Don't grab my arm and ask me if your family is alive
Don't make me tell you they're all dead, I want to tell you lies

I want to say she'll be OK, you didn't take her life
I hear you say you love her and you'd never hurt your wife
You thought you didn't drink too much, you thought that you could drive
I don't want to say how wrong you were, I want to tell you lies

You only left her for a moment, it happens all the time
How could she have fell from there? You thought she couldn't climb
I want to say her neck's not broke, that she will be just fine
I don't want to say she's paralyzed, I want to tell you lies

I want to tell this teen his buddies didn't die in vain
Because he thought that it'd be cool to try to beat that train
I don't want to tell him this will haunt him all his life
I want to say that he'll forget, I want to tell him lies

You left the cabinet open and your daughter found the gun
Now you want me to undo the damage that's been done
You tell me she's your only child, you say she's only five
I don't want to say she wont see six, I want to tell you lies

He fell into the pool when you just went to grab the phone
It was only for a second that you left him there alone
If you let the damn phone ring perhaps your boy would be alive
But I don't want to tell you that, I want to tell you lies

The fact that you were speeding caused that car to overturn
And we couldn't get them out of there before the whole thing burned
Did they suffer? Yes, they suffered, as they slowly burned alive
But I don't want to say those words, I want to tell you lies

But I have to tell it like it is, until my shift is through
And then the real lies begin, when I come home to you,
You ask me how my day was, and I say it was just fine
I hope you understand, sometimes, I have to tell you lies

~ Kal The Rebel ~

Dedicated to all the Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Emergency Flight Crews and all civil servants who deal with the tragedies of life and death. The saddest of all, being those that involve children, and could have been prevented. Wear your seat belts... Keep poisons, flammables, fireworks, etc. out of reach of children...Keep your smoke alarm in operating order, if you don't have one, get one...never, ever drive if you've been drinking ... never leave your toddler unattended...teens, be responsible drivers, obey all traffic lights, posted limits, warnings and signals at RR crossings ... keep your guns locked out of reach, buy a trigger guard.... Protect our children, they are our future... Am I preaching? Am I nagging? I guess I am just telling it like it is.... Or I could just tell you lies.

Peace Love and Light
Kalvere

The above is copywrited to the author, Kalvere. To request a copy, or to share any comments, please email: Kal The Rebel@aol.com.


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