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  Naked Truth
by andrea coltman
Monday, May 31, 2004
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Naked Truth


So here it is, the naked truth

I met you too young, still in my youth

All the promises you made to me

Turned into explosive hypocrisy


Here I am and there you are

How did we make it this far?

Worlds apart, kids our only link

For we are divorced in black ink


How can you live with who you are?

For my part, I could no longer care

Until you hurt our flesh and blood

With the anger you vent in a flood


Controlling; as you see fit

But why? What’s the benefit?

Turn your “trust me, honestly”

To impurity with no integrity


You are a father, not a dad

And yes, that makes me sad

For broken vows you didn’t keep

I, for my part, can no longer weep


Can you not see what you’re doing?

Those precious lives that you’ve ruined

Your loss at the end of the day

For backs will turn and walk away


© Andrea Coltman



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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This does indeed hit hard, makes you wonder doesn't it, what the heck they are thinking, excellent expression in this deeply felt poem,

Reviewed by Handsum Hart
ouch this one hits hard
the true is always better when it's naked

best wishes
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Mercy, this is my X wife to the T......
Thanks for sharing.......
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
A very strong, yet sad write, strong for you, and sad for the children. Excellent piece.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Oh felt and well written the pain and the silence lingers in verse.....
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Naked Truth" tells the story with deep feelings. I have learned from this poem.

Thank You for sharing this "Naked Truth".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Andrea, you have so much class! This is an eloquent
poem for such a sad subject.I wish you all the best!
Outstanding poetry!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
From the gut. Gettin' it all said. Great rant.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I married my ex when she was sixteen and I was twenty-one. We stayed together until the kids were pretty well grown up. Fortunately, she remains one of my best friends. People change. I'm not a big fan of the institution of "marriage." These verses of yours are very meaningful and go to the depth of my soul. Take care, Andrea. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I, too, married too young, Andrea, and suffered a similar fate. I guess many of us have to live and learn. Now re-married to a true soulmate for the rest of my days hopefully.

Hope brighter days and new dreams find you soon.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Very painful. the pic is of the same genda?

Excellent kinda rant....
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
This is a sad tale and told so eloquently...lessons to be learnt!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Very painful subject. Very well expressed.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by jude forese
exceptionally powerful ... i'm just a little confused with the pic in reference to the content of the poem ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This one hits home.....bullseye!!

Very deeply felt piece Andrea!!

Love Tinka
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