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Ugly Reality
by Sue Hess

Monday, January 24, 2005
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We were standing smack in the middle of our own reality
It wasn’t pretty
Hell, it was a long way from pretty
But it was ours
The mess we made and the mess we would have to clean up
We called it marriage
Because we stood in front of a minister
Back when we still believed in fairy tales
And he said the words
And we repeated them
Word for word, so why didn’t it work
Till death do us part seemed so possible back then
Before the huge awakening
Before we found ourselves hip deep in lies
And we weren’t even the ones telling them
We believed the hype
And we believed our parents
We believed the minister and everyone who wished us well
We believed in happily ever after
Before
When we still believed in love
And now…we believe in very little
Except that this is going to be ugly
This reality called divorce


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Reviewed by Nila Jamier 1/25/2005
They are always the nightmare of the relationship my folks split it was hard. You have captured it well especially in the ending.
Reviewed by George Jackson 1/25/2005
I have never been married (came close), but my parents went through a very ugly divorce. I wish you all the best, and thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/24/2005
Sue, I been there too and like my fellow reviewers also know their is life afterr divorce, the beauty of this poem is that you are not laying blame but accepting that the reality in any relationship is that it is a gamble and might fail. However if we don't try we never succeed. Good write
Sue,

Felix
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/24/2005
Very potent poem Sue,the images graphic
divorce is horrible but the afterwards can be
wonderful, if you are getting free from abuse
and most reasons are abuse whether
physical or mental.

Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/24/2005
your words are well written, but the subject is very sad. I had every reason to hate my ex-husband. But, I still cried for two years after it ended. I am living proof that there is happiness after divorce. Life is much better now.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/24/2005
You know no matter how civil divorces are claimed to be it still is ugly. You put this one rather well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/24/2005
Sue,

A heartwrending write that too many can identify with (me, included)

Very well written

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/24/2005
A sad pen on with an even sadder ending. Great in the way your words portrayed it though
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