The other woman


You left me waiting here,

So long ago, it seems.

To know she's so near

Puts fear into my dreams.


I know you love her still,

Though you say this is the end.

That's a void that I can't fill,

With truths we can't even bend.


These truths have names

And three beautiful faces.

They can't play these games

Or understand our places.


An intruder is how they see me,

Deep down I know it's true.

If I could, I'd set you free,

But I know my heart would follow you.

  • Author: SLR (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 17th, 2018 17:49
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this a long time ago before my marriage. It was a heartbreaking situation. They were separated before I met them but they had three small children. I had to end it before I wasn't able to anymore.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 32
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  • Jane Frye

    Sounds like you did what you felt was right for the children and their family life, even though it cost you some heartache. Hope you have found your forever love in the marriage you are in. Your poem was very heartfelt and touching.

    • SLR

      I don't think they ever got back together but at least I wasn't the reason why. I thank God that I was strong enough to walk away because we've been happily married now for twenty-one years.

      • Jane Frye

        Good to hear.

      • Snowflake Incorrigable

        Honourable, unselfish, considerate and a true lover and so is your poem as well. May your light never dim.
        Thanks for sharing....

        • SLR

          It was one of the hardest things I've done in my life. But it was the right thing for them and for me in the long run. I've been happily married now for twenty-one years. Thank you for your kind comments.

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