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Twenty Years

We’ve been together twenty years,
But now you’ve turned and walked away,
Ignoring reason, pleas and tears,
You’ve found another place to stay.

Your heart is colder, harder now,
Exchanging love for thoughtless lust,
Forsaken, like your wedding vow,
My future crumbles into dust.

Sorry this isn't jolly, lol - just letting off steam...

for Susan's contest

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Jack, Congratulations, a wonderful win*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:30:00 AM
    The writting was award winning, but sorry for the pain that came with it... I lift my glass to you and better times to come.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Lovely write Jack, sorry the words were necessary. ...Seren

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on your win xxx

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Sorry about this Jack. Congratulations on being able to write a first class poem about it. congratulations. love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Hello Jack...hope you are well..., nice to see you on Susan's winning list... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Like Tim said,,,,I knew this would be among the winners......the truth hurts! Hope you are okay, Jack. :)

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Knew this was a winner the first time I read it...classic case of taking something bad and turning it into something good...Congratulations, my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:06:00 AM
    I surely can relate to this. Sorry for what you are going thru. This is a great write and a wonderful vent of emotions. Congratulations on your win. ... Mehnaz.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulation Jack xx

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 10:43:00 AM
    So sorry for all your pain. Twenty is a long time. Hugs phyl

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Very good poem about a wrenching event... glad to see you back... recovering... Terry

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 4:13:00 AM
    We suffer in the degree we do not accept life. I am certain happiness will be back and stronger. your writing, poetically speaking, is beautiful and you would not have written unless this has taken place. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Hey Jack. just wading through the soup for the first time in a long time and happened on this wicked write of yours. I gotta say .. that situation really creates a vacuum in the worst way. I am sorry. Wish to hell I could fix it or maybe it already is. Who knows anymore. I don't. I did like your poem though. God bless you. your poet friend Bob

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Heartfelt sorry you are in pain. They say when one door closes another opens...just don't look at the door that closed for too long and miss the one that opens. Hugs

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Me again Jack - Gotta tell you...your beautiful and heartbreaking gem is what inspired my 'Credo' bout that!...Thanks...I owe you, my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:16:00 PM
    What comes from the heart is always so moving. So many are here for you to lift and comfort. Glad you were able to share my friend. Soup mail for you.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Glad you enjoyed Snow Flake, Jake. As a cliche' goes; "Nothing is Forever." Snow Flake was about as quick a relationship as I could have asked for. It too disolved for a reason... YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 11:30:00 AM
    you have every RIGHT to be steamed,Jack. Such a nice guy as you. You keep those poems coming. it is good to rant and rave and at least you do it succinctly and WELL!!!! Thanks for being a superb friend to me. I wish for you a new love and a bright new year.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 7:07:00 AM
    I certainly can imagine the absolute heartache you are feeling right now! My first wife left me twice in our 41 year marriage and came back each time "for the sake of the children"!!! She passed away with breast cancer in 1999 and have since remarried to a wonderful sweet lady for the past 11 years! Although difficult right now, try to look to the future with optimism! Jack