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Phantom Affair

I wonder where you are
even though you sit here by me.
In your eyes there is a distance
I cannot perceive. 
Your thoughts are far from me.
I cannot compete with that which I cannot see.
Is she here with you? 
Does she whisper in your thoughts?
Does she walk through your dreams?
Is this phantom desire only an apparition? 
Or a soulless heart who seeks to tear us apart?
Should I not suspicion?
Should I panic at the thought or seek appeasement
for my broken heart.

dedicated to  a friend.  


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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 11:18:00 AM
    This is beautiful, guess the phantom can take many guises to try and come between, which is what gives this poem a broad appeal. thanks.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 12:23:00 AM
    These phantom affairs can be quite fulfilling. Take it from one who knows. :-)\

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:41:00 PM
    the shielded thought, the curt retort, old lovers thought of why, fantasy of mind is really naught, but ghosts from bye n by, the stimulating sort, a mans remembered, sly.... i'm a man i know these things... re Lori Lucas McClure "Phantom Affair" Don

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 3:54:00 AM
    It's bad enough to suspect your spouse is having an affair but it's worse to know it's a phantom affair. I feel for your friend. Nice poem Lori!

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Reminds me of a song with lyrics which are similar - "You're close to me know but where is your heart". Keep up the good work! Peace and Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 10:52:00 PM
    Nice thought provoking piece. We men don't want to accept the fact that we are more easily tempted by sensual things. We have to discipline our thoughts. I pray to heavenly Father everyday asking to only let me have thoughts of my wife and no one else.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 1:43:00 PM
    relationships tween ones we meet, not as nice as what what we seek, sometimes...

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 4:36:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this work today..Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 4:49:00 PM
    It is not always life bring us what we want to happen.....Life is short - live it Lori. - Very well written poem, thank you. - Have a beautiful weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 7:10:00 PM
    Reminds me of the Elvis tune - Suspiciouns. Nice work and thank you for your kind words. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 8:23:00 AM
    don't panic sometimes it only makes things worst,nice write

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 5:34:00 AM
    a searing piece that makes me feel your own pain.. lovely, lori!..:)

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 8:27:00 PM
    very nice Lori..thank you for your kind comments on my poem..always...Joseph

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 3:47:00 PM
    Who was this dedicated to? the person of the poem?

    Lucas McClure Avatar Lori Lucas McClure
    Date: 5/24/2012 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This person whom I can't name is a dear friend. I watched her linger in doubt and heartache over a husband that proved untrue to her not in the usual adultry one would think but to an addiction to pornography. Its funny how one can not compete with shadows
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 3:46:00 PM
    this one makes me want to sigh. I love the title and how the poem has that feeling of a phantom taking his thoughts from you!