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60g of Fukitol, Please!
by Ruan Mills Burke

Monday, July 23, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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His Mid-life Crisis

The years of support I gave 
Steadfastly here through thick and thin 
Listening to you rant and rave 
I wished that I had thicker skin 

I know that life, to us, was cruel 
And distant forces wore us down 
But never thought you'd call a duel 
And turn on me to hoist your crown 

I prayed that things would come to rest 
Hung on to what life was before sought to put me to the test 
I dreamed of what might be in store 

I always felt that we were strong 
That side by side we'd battle through 
It seems I couldn't be more wrong 
You didn't stand by me - did you! 

You blamed me for your working strife 
And all that came to pass your days 
Then, on me, vent your rage at life 
Oh how I paid in countless ways! 

You cheated, then deceived amid 
your constant fits of ruthless rage 
...used to shield your selfish bid 
And burned your bridges stage by stage 

You bullied and estranged my heart 
With all your fierce vindictive might 
Until at last, quite torn apart 
I saw my love move out of sight 

The hate you've shown has worn me down 
Aggressive in its demonstration 
Now wary of your slightest frown 
My future's up for contemplation 

Betrayed by you, my soul mate gone 
(Reluctantly) I cease to trust 
For now it seems I must move on 
The love we had has turned to dust. 



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Reviewed by Michael True 8/14/2013
Out of the ashes rises the Phoenix. You have simplified a very complex situation. When life is in chaos, often putting things in writing, and you do it so well, brings things back to a much more manageable perspective. M.True
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 11/10/2012
Brilliant, Ruan.

Succinctly said, precisely done
With so much glee and so much fun;
And that is why in times like these
Fukitol is the new bee’s knees.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
So sadly intense and penned with a strong voice. Keep writing the feelings.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 7/29/2012
Chin up my friend. Your best foot forward!
Forgetaboutem! Take care of you.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/24/2012
Sounds to me you let it go way too far. There should have been a point long before midway (if this all pertains to you), to say what do I deserve. Then waved goodbye

Like Ron, Forgetaboutem!

Love and Light
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/24/2012
I love that word! Says a lot! As for him? Forgetaboutem.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/23/2012
i am also very sorry for what you have went through and hope that it gets better for you soon.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/23/2012
Doesn't get anymore plainer that that, Ruan, and I am very sorry you have been put through this turmoil. There are many reason for love to lose its luster, and from what I am reading here I think, in this case, there was a child inside a man's sin. I'm wishing you all the very best.

Oh, and the 60g of Fukitol . . . Gotta love it . . .

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