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by Dawn Richerson
Friday, August 27, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It is now
As it was then
In the beginning
Of our love –
Or what we believed
Then to be love

You retreat
To fantasy
Some escape
From your "awful reality"
Which includes me

Alone I
Pray your safe return
Knowing now
I cannot save you
From Tempter’s snare
Fiery furnace

Your pain is your pain
And this dalliance
Is far less about me
Than about what lies
Deep within your own heart

I do not spill
Endless tears anymore
But cry quickly
For myself
Especially for our son
Then I stand alone

Alone I
Pray your safe return
Knowing now
I cannot save you
From Tempter’s snare
Fiery furnace

Alone I
Pray your safe return
Knowing now…

Alone I
Pray your safe return…

Alone I…



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Reviewed by Virago DeSante 8/29/2004
I love this poem. It so accurately depicts the emotion and eventual resignation involved in such a situation.
Gorgeously painful.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 8/29/2004
Oh, great finish, Dawn!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/28/2004
Sad but beautifully written.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/27/2004
Such fervent hope even in the face of fear, your faith
is strong Dawn! Many people are alone even with someone
which I find even worse! Excellent heartfelt write!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/27/2004
when we accept that we are alone is when we can move on ... when hope is hopeless it is only our inner strength that keeps us vital and focused ...

a very coherent perspective in this poem ...

Reviewed by Elaine Carey 8/27/2004
You have learned and share an important truth--the one who cheats can't blame it on the wronged party. However, the wronged lover still suffers immensely. Prayer is sometimes the only recourse. WEll-penned work.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/27/2004

ouch. felt this one--multi-layered, multi-emotional--complex write, but excellently so

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.

the verse that reached deep and gave my soul a twist was

" retreat
to fantasy
some escape
from your "awful reality"
which includes me
unsatisfactory..." *tears tears tears*
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 8/27/2004
I well know the pain you so beautifully depicted here
in this finely crafted poem!
Hope things improve for you, and soon.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/27/2004
Very well penned Dawn!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 8/27/2004
Prayer does a lot of miracle. Encouraging thing to do. Thanks.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/27/2004
Nice form and content. Very creative.
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 8/27/2004
You've captured in poetry something of all relationships... that we must stay apart in those things that are not ours to control, even while we lean in close to share what we have to give. Wishing you serenity.

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