SLR

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.

Comments4

  • 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.

        • Scrambled Letters

          Love can be tangled

          • SLR

            That is definitely the truth!

          • tepo

            Quite the sacrifice
            Alls well that ends well
            Glad you found the happiness you deserve
            Your writing seems to get better by the day

            • SLR

              Most of the ones I've posted are older, that I wrote some years ago. I have a folder with a bunch in it that I've been flipping through to see what to post next. I'm glad you've enjoyed them. There are a couple that I've posted that I've written recently though. The ones about my daughter and forest music, walk by the lake, those are recent. Thank you so much for your nice comments!



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