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When I Was Seventeen
by D. L. Vegas

Monday, October 01, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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When I was seventeen
I met a boy I liked
And later fell in love

When I was eighteen
That boy was my first love
I lost my virginity

When I was nineteen
I was still in college
He was 300 miles away

When I was twenty
I finished college
Planning to join him

When I was twenty-one
We were at the same college
On campus he was with other women

And he lied to me
Telling me he was taking
Her to the store...etc.

Our relationship lasted
Nine years-
Four of those we were married

He is the one who asked
For the divorce
In actuality he did me a favor...

 

 

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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/2/2012
Soul sharing *Deborah*
a release I pray..

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/2/2012
The title got me to thinking about the Frank Sinatra song, “It Was a Very Good Year.” But then as I read your poem, I felt a sense of regret. My college relationships were all failures so I can relate.

Ron
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/2/2012
SAD POEM!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/2/2012
So many of us have starred in that story. I would like to give you such a hug because I feel the pain in those words, even as I sense a certain numbness or resignation. I applaud your ability to see his leaving as a positive. The rather dry way you tell your story, accentuates the emotional trauma, I believe, which is a very effective style. Cudos. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/2/2012
What as beautiful young lady you were
I had to mention this first :)
And it is a pity that he lost someone
so precious and loving but I must echo
the others, it's good he did you that
favor Deborah

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/2/2012
Amen! Been there...except after 16 years I threw the lousy bum out! Nicely done, Deborah...

Anna
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/2/2012
so familiar a lesson...bet you had gut feelings all along warning against the sad outcome ahead of you...so glad it was 4yrs not twenty ...pat
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/1/2012
Yes, he did do you a favor. This sounds so familiar! Rejoice!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/1/2012
these can be the worst of our memories i have some too, glad you finally got out of it Deborah
budd



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