|Reviewed by jasmine noroozi (Reader)
|Reviewed by Gene Nosillac (Reader)
|I like the idea of the poem... standing up for your love. Yet to not have concern for his children is where he should draw the line with you. If he does ever leave, you will be the step mom. I shutter to think how that will be for those children. I am in this boat... hook, line and sinker. People say I am "wasting time that could have been spent on a "real" relationship", it is real, as a matter of fact, it's surreal. Just because society doesn't believe in it, doesn't make it not real. I never meant to be in this boat It goes against everything I ever stood for... but the heart makes the mind crazy. We talk about ways to make his marriage better. We talk about him not getting to come home to his kids. We talk about him leaving vs not leaving. We talk about my holidays alone. We talk about our families/friends not understanding. We talk about EVERYTHING. I knew going in... I might very well get hurt. But I will never ask him to choose me over his children. We have gone months not talking, trying to make sure his reasons are real. Three and half years later... I am done fighting... I'm done fighting everyone that what we have is wrong. No one lives in my shoes, and I judged cheaters harshly too. It's not about sex... that would be easy to end... We have spent "sex free" time together. He is the male counterpart of me. We connect on a level that not even we can explain. I'm not wasting time because "Time you enjoyed wasting... is not wasted time" said by, I believe: TS Elliot. I don't condone my own behavior. Nor do I recommend it. It is lonely at times... but the time together is surreal and worth the pain. And by the way, since his wife called me once upon a time to ask if I was "in love"... then she is choosing to stay KNOWING he is a lying cheating bastard. I do understand, however, because I love him anyway too... and choose to be his mistress.|
|Reviewed by Teddie Borges (Reader)
|I' am the wife.. The other woman, mistress, relationship, whatever she was, yes I said was.. a fantasy, when a man or a woman has a good spouse and a good marriage, the cheater uses excuses for his/her behavior. They alomst never leave home, why should they, they're having something they love and enjoy and a good stable home and family, until they're caught. When it blows up in their faces, they almost always tuck tail and run home, begging to be forgiven. So a mistress or mister will 99% of the time gets dumped for the loyal,honest and dependable spouse If you are thinking about becomming one or the other, think twice, the fallout and devastation is tremendous. You will risk losing everyting and for what? The poes was well written but the supject matter is very painful..|
|Reviewed by Keesha Fox
|WOW!!! Denial to it's fullest...Good Read!|
|Reviewed by * Starman * *
|A life of self-delusion is well portrayed here. the rules we live by are so unfair. If ever someone comes up with a panacea of how can have our cake and eat it too, let me know. I feel sorry for those in that position, always destined to be in second place, but figuring it better than being alone, in a hollow empty room with yourself.
the cadence of this poem and the repetition builds the feeling of despair and empathy with the reader to the plight of the other woman.
Well done, Gillis. --- Rockie Coppolella
|Reviewed by caren Kizzy (Reader)
|i am in te same position....!great job as it says it all!|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|If he did it to her he'll do it to you. I know this is just a poem but let's pretend for a minute it's about real life. It's doubtful, very doubtful that he'll ever leave his wife. You give him what she can't and she gives him what you can't - a history. You're wasting your time and God is frowning upon you both.|
|Reviewed by Estella County (Reader)
|I don't know if this is fact or fiction but you are living in a illusion. What makes you think he won't cheat on you, what makes you better than his wife in due time God will reveal reality to you.|
|Reviewed by Teresa Gark
|you have a great writing style.... but to how you feel, here a poetic reply...
I can judge you,
oh yes, I can
someone else's man.
He says he loves you,
pure and true...
yet look, to his wife
what he would do.
he loved his wife,
he pledged his vows,
think of that
as he unbuttons your blouse!
you say it's jealousy???
no... just disgust!
you say he'd do no woman wrong?
yet his adultry is unjust!
what makes you think
he'd love you more
when he was so willing
to walk out his door?
what's worse to boot!
You have no care
that your neglegent actions
will cause his children despair
and for what?? your lust?
thats being a whore
just 'cuz he "says"
that he wants you more.
I'm truely disgusted
at your pathetic attempt
to justify your actions
... you should be held in contempt!
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|I guess it's the challenge you seek!
I like your writing style!
I started TracKing/Following your heart, you have much to shout about!
I've been where you are (in the poem, whether fictional or not) and he left her (after 4 yrs) A tight love, but she was a cling on and I am not.
Warmed in Inner Peace, LOVE, Light and Wisdom! Warrior Lady SheCat Purrs...
Heartfelt deep poem!
|Reviewed by Mocha Sistah
|they almost never leave their wives, and if they do...they will repeat the same thing...well written. i enjoyed this journey.|
|Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org Bennett
|WOW!! My brother so glad to meet you and might I say that yes, you are a talented, well expressed, hard core writer. The realness of it is what strikes me because this is really going on today but as for me I dont want anybody's left over meat loaf besides I want my own meat loaf for myself9HAHAHAHAH)|
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|I've heard that percentage wise, most married men never leave their wives. While they're making excuses, the mistress often spends holidays alone or wastes many years 'waiting' while she could be happy in a 'real' relationship. How very sad...|
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya email@example.com
|Most interesting lyrical drama you've penned here. An excellent anti-thesis of all written in the Bible's First Corinthians Chapter 13 says as to how true love should behave.
blessin's Bro. GT
cynth'ya lewis reed
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|poignant read. what most folks don't realize is that he/she is not faithful to the one he/she is married to, and will not be faithful to the one with whom he has dalliance|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
|Its sad who blind and naive us women can be. God has blessed us with this thing called "hope", but most of the times we don't know how to use it. Or we tend to overuse it.
Indeed, a beautiful writing, Gillis.