Never; However

I said I’d never let you down

And always take your side.

However, that was when I thought

I’d be your future bride.


I said I’d never lie to you

About the things that mattered.

However, that was before you broke my heart

And my five year plan was shattered.


I never wanted to hurt you, babe

Or damage your self-esteem.

However, our love was a fantasy

So I deleted your fantasy football team.


I never could fathom cheating on you

Never, not in a million years.

However, you cheated on me first

And I’m taking your brother out for beers.



[From the “Prose Over Bros” Series by VP Anderson]