He was older, but he was bolder,
and he was very deceptive.
She was in her youth and naive to the truth.
She wasn’t very perceptive.
He flattered the girl and filled her world
with all he could to gain.
She easily believed and easily received
a lifetime supply of pain.
He played the hero, cared for her zero.
He was the winner of the game.
She played the fool, subjected to his rule.
She was the winner of the shame.
6-24-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)