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by R. Steven Reynolds

Sunday, July 16, 2006
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Sometimes poetry is emotive, sometimes it is just cathartic.

I awoke to find him sitting at the foot of my bed

At first I didn’t recognize him then it came to me

Gary and I had never met and he was long dead
He’d come to me once before with a father’s plea

He made me promise to take care of his baby girl
I’d made that vow freely and gave my guarantee

She was only one able to send my heart into a swirl

How was I to know our love was not going to be?

She cheated on me and then destroyed all my trust

Took my love and then threw away my heart’s key
Instead she chose a philanderer, a lying misogynist
Gary now says I should be fixing the family tree

I explained, I'd done my best, she's one who fled

All she left behind was memories and love’s debris

She rejected my love and chose his abuse instead

She is his responsibility now rightly or wrongly

Gary reminds me that I’d made a solemn vow
And I love her still, that everyone is able to see
I interject, but what could I possibly do now?
She chose to marry him and is no longer free!

He says her tears fall frequently on her pillow

If he were able he would put her over his knee
She will need me after she leaves the weirdo
She knows that I only want to make her happy

The tears welled up and I had to wipe them away
And he was no longer sitting where I could see
Was it a wishful dream? Or a real communiqué?
I will never know so I live with the uncertainty!


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/17/2006
Awwwwww a true dilema I'd say dear friend!!

Hope Gary will come baCK WITH A ANSWER!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/16/2006
Incidences like this do happen. I think Gary was there. Wishing you the best!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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