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As you lie there in the afterglow
You look at her and you know
Adultery has happened here
It will only end in trouble you fear

The taking of this pleasure was fun
Now your future is cast and done
For she who loves you most of all
Is going to cry and out of love fall

She cannot forgive you broke the trust
That in a marriage is a must
But you have a backup plan in place
You are about to be left with red face

For she who has committed this act with you
Says goodbye with you she’s through
You did not think just lust was fed
As into the downward spiral you’re led

You hope your kids will understand
They say they will not lend a hand
They stick with mum and so shun you
Now you must start alone anew

A life of solitude and regret
Keep hoping that she will forget
That one day you will make it right
Fool for one lustful sex filled night

So you cry to her and tell
She says it will be a cold day in hell
Before you get back into her life
You’ve lost it all children and wife

Copyright © Owen Yeates

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Owen, this is amazing poetry, you really take the reader on a poetic rollar coaster of life....

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Owen, , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. Thank you for sharing the reality of life when adultery takes place...pd

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Oh, I love this, very well put together,,,,, did you do this? can I ask ;} " cold day in hell is right ;} you can't break that trust. ,,, Thank you for reading Tudor Court. Have a blessed New Year" Owen

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Wow, I hope this isn't from personal experience. This is a lot to lose, sometimes the heart does what the heart does and we are left in a pit of pain. Well written Owen.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 5:15:00 PM
    Much truth in this well-written rhyme, Owen...if we could only learn from other's mistakes instead of our own...nice work! gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:56:00 PM
    This is what happens..........yet it keeps happening to unions all over the globe - Which tells me that heartfelt quality communication and intimacy within couples doesn't happen enough !!!! gr8 poem Owen because you highlight very well one of the many realities in this world - Shaz

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Wow, Harry... that's the way it so often ends... Good poem... Terry