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  The Other Woman
by Kate Saundby
Friday, February 14, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The Other Woman

When he read the news of her death, I knew his wouldn't be far behind.
I watched him turning backward to the passion in his mind,
To words forever left unsaid and a promise still unspoken,
And I firmly told myself my own heart was unbroken.
Had her dark eyes looked ever inward with the same regretful discontent
To their love of long ago, only dreamed of, never spent?
To chaste kisses in the moonlight, a championship season,
A still unvanquished captain and a breakup for no reason?

When he read the news of her wedding over a thousand miles away,
I saw his bitter pain, and he turned to me that day.
On a far-off winter's night when I was young and not particularly proud,
My silly mooncalf love had me kissing doorways and walking on a cloud.
Fulfilled by house and children, untouched by passion's scorch,
I didn't understand words like rebound or carrying a torch.
But I watched his eyes remember hers, never seeing what was real,
Yearning for his Faerie Queen and the love they'd never sealed.
With his heart locked away where I could never follow,
He danced there with his dark-eyed wraith and all his words to me were hollow.

When he read the news of her death, I saw his bitter pain.
On a beautiful autumn day, he followed her again.
With a smile on his lips and speaking of something other than me,
He left no memories of that summer nor of a love that would never be.
When I finally had my turn and was touched by passion's scorch,
I understood the meaning of carrying a torch,
And that in the mists of long ago, unremembered and unseen,
He's still her unvanquished captain and she's his Faerie Queen.

Kate Saundby
In Memoriam
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Reviewed by George Carroll 10/25/2014
Real poetry
Reviewed by Ebony Mason 10/5/2014
Beautifully written, heart-wrenching poem.
Reviewed by plaf plaf 4/25/2014
Beautiful, makes me want to shower you with love and make up for the grave wrong he did you by taking you as a replacement. It makes me want to show you that you are worthy of love and devotion, and restore your faith in men. Or at least, the woman in the poem, if it's not you. Unfortunately, I'm already taken :). Love, Daniel.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/20/2014
Stunning poem, a heart toucher for sure.
Reviewed by Debbie Quigley 2/1/2014
Beautiful an open heart and all it holds. Thank you for sharing this amazing poem. I felt your pain there is always another that understands a broken heart.
Reviewed by J. Roseline 1/14/2014
most times such situations arise and thus goes to prove that we arevall puppets in the hands of destiny...Life goes on...roseline
Reviewed by DM Yates 1/13/2014
Hauntingly beautiful. A story of lost love and what could have been. Very touching.
Reviewed by pat medlin 1/11/2014
superb write showing how clutched onto bitterness and resentment on both sides, can cripple chances of new and happy relationships
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/18/2011
What a sad, pathetic poem. However, for some of us, Life has not been so pathetic. I have been married to my Jennie for 45 years and counting. The saddest realization of all is that one of us must pass on before the other.

<u>Loves Fate </u>
I wonder what the aim of life must be,
'Twas chance by God or did some sprite decree
I'd find my bride in youth so needed be.

O'er forty years have passed since vows decreed.
Jennie gives love, her love gives life to me.

She sees my walnut face its cracks and lines;
A gut that droops like Bab'lon's garden vines.

Yet gray's her hair I touch her gentle skin.
Aren't orchid petals wrapt with beauty thin?

My loved flower inspires such thoughts when near;
I can't imagine days with out her here.

--Frost swapped out our youthful years of summer.

--Fate must claim one life before the other!
Reviewed by D. Vegas 11/21/2009
Kate, Beautiful poetry.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/20/2009
Beautifully penned. Very emotional and powerful read. I enjoyed it very much.

Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 8/5/2008
Hello Kate, I read your poem,"The Other Woman". I found it powerful!
Great imagery. I can identify a little with this. Bin there done that. Asked for forgivness. All was O.K. in time. Well done. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den".
Reviewed by John Domino 7/27/2008
HEARTBREAK - A tough subject to write about.
Still, you pulled it off very nicely! Bravo!
Reviewed by Malcolm Campbell 4/12/2008
Very well said and so painfully true.

Reviewed by Tina Millner 1/24/2008
So many of us read your words and felt the familiarity of your pain. You have described my first love of over 50 years ago who has but a month or two to live due to bone cancer. I know I will come back and read your words many times over.
Thank you for sharing your pain.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/20/2007
Love indeed has blinders, but the other woman always has a space that one can never fill.

This has touched my heart. I am guessing that while it was hard to write, you have righted a wrong and begun to sing your own song.

Reviewed by Gerald Tate 5/28/2007
Excellent poem. Well thought out. 10/10
Gerald J Tate
Reviewed by Spirit Warrior 5/9/2007
Hi Kate;
I saw you in your office last week do you remember me?
My screen name here is Spirit Warrior,
and I have come to see what I might see.
I completely enjoyed "The Other Woman"
And see that in life, we have some things we share (Pain for one)
I look forward to reviewing more of your work because I can see your a Woman who cares. God Bless -Spirit Warrior
p.s. Thankyou so much for turning me on to The Authors Den!
Reviewed by Laura Mayer 4/29/2007
Extremely well written about such a gut-wrenching topic. Outstanding!!
Hugs, Laura
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 10/21/2006
What a fabulous poem. WELL WRITTEN!!!!!!
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman 6/29/2006
Kate, I really enjoyed your "Other Woman" poem.
Reviewed by Bennett 4/27/2006
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/16/2005
Beautiful yet moving and sad write, Kate!

God bless,

Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 10/17/2003
Absolutely remarkable! As others have said, "exquisite, touching, beautiful, powerful, moving and heart-wrenching." As an editor, I've only one suggestion for a better flow of merely one line, by reversing the order of two words as well as change one and add one: "He left no memories of that summer NOR OF a love that NEVER WOULD be."

Still in all, a great poet you are. Stop in and visit my A/D pages when you have time.

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
Unicorn Haven
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 10/10/2003
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/21/2003
A touching write. Thanks for sharing.......
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/20/2003
Very deep and sad. Great write.
Reviewed by Don Baird 8/26/2003
Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja (Reader) 8/23/2003
A beautiful poem.

Greetings from Atlanta.
Reviewed by William Heffner 8/5/2003
Well done, thanks for sharing.

Keep the faith your best days are ahead of you.

Officer William Heffner
Reviewed by Connie 7/11/2003
Hi -
I finally found the chance to read your work. This one is very touching.

Reviewed by Christine Janssen 5/23/2003
Powerful and chilling. Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 4/26/2003
Very moving !
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 4/15/2003
Very touching and emotive...

Reviewed by Marco Landi 4/11/2003
what a wonderful ride of emotions...thanks
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 4/5/2003
Greetings, Kate,
So good to find one more person who writes rhyming poetry. I like your easy to read poem and look foreward to reading more. This poem especially touches me because I fell in love with a married woman when I was 17. we talked it over and decided to do the right thing. She is still married to the same man. I have been married twice and am now single but I have never stopped loving her and it's been over 40 years now.
Reviewed by Cathrene Howe 3/14/2003
Kate, you have written a poem filled with emotion that one can acually feel.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 2/14/2003
A heartwrenching poem Kate and written so well.
Reviewed by Jennifer Binkley (Reader) 2/14/2003
Quite a beautiful poem, it almost had me in tears. And as someone who both carries a torch and is in love with a torch carrier, this touches me.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 2/14/2003
Kate, heart wrenching. How many live their lives this way. I am so glad you found another. This must have torn the heart out of you. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 2/14/2003
Heart-wrenching, but a wonder to read! You've given us a treasure...thank you!

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