The Charlatan

by reginadee2014

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The Charlatan

An unopened envelope against her breast she clutched

Broken promises to be forever unseen and untouched

She knew by heart the words he would probably write

Longings and every word of love he whispered at night

Much too late she had discovered his cruel deceit

Of the many lovers he often slipped away to meet

But no more will the charlatan steal another’s heart

A hidden grave will now keep him and his lovers apart