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The Journey of a Fool

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The Journey of a Fool

A man sits anxiously aboard his flight.
It was just months ago in full moon’s light
his wife and kids he started to betray.
The journey of a fool begins today.

That night in full moon’s bloom, he met the face
that launched his thousand ships. His fall from grace
had barely started when she went away.
The journey of a fool begins today.

So brief their fling! So little that he knew
about his lover. Yet his passion grew
till lunacy infection in him lay.
The journey of a fool begins today.

Not having knowledge of her married state,
he flies to her. Their lives he’ll devastate!
Good sense and sanity have gone astray.
The journey of a fool begins today.


For Susan Burch's
Cheater Cheater Poetry Contest


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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

    Andrea Cheating always leads to trouble and someone getting hurt. This was a creative way of explaining it. Nice job Thanks for the awesome comment on my Meanness Can't Inhabit You poem

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:38:00 AM

    I really like this..I had to see a real example of a kyrielle! I read the last line has to be 8 syllables, but then I also read that all lines have to be the same lenght which yours are. It's really good. I'm glad you brought it to my attention! Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 5:53:00 AM

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my writing Andrea. I wish you continued inspiration that you may always write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 4:12:00 AM

    MARRIED Booty calls are the best...Ha! Jk.

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 6:00:00 AM

    A belated congratulations I am sending you this morning for your win in Susan's "Cheater, Cheater" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 7:49:00 AM

    Congrats Andrea on a magnificent win with this stunning poetry for the contest... luv..

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 6:01:00 PM

    Great writing, Andrea. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 2:34:00 PM

    I really like this one Andrea. Congratulations on your win in the Cheater contest

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 7:09:00 AM

    good morning Andrea, are men really natural born fools.... i hope so... that means my love, will have a new journey every day..lol... good luck in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 2:54:00 PM

    Temptation rules the careless fools. With empty hearted lust. Who can't resist a tainted trist. And turn thier lives to dust.

  1. Date: 10/29/2011 8:10:00 AM

    so very true.. but.. no one knows it until it's too late.. an awesome tale of infidelity and consequences ... luv the Kyrielle flavor here Andrea..much good luck in the contest.. luv..

  1. Date: 10/29/2011 12:47:00 AM

    Aren't there so many foolishness's...) there i wrote it.! s.s.s OH.! i'm still going on... enough with the esses is that write.? right.? OH--My God.! anyway my only foool--sillyness) mistake.. are many...maybe not like his.! anyway i think this write should do well Andrea, yours Joe..!

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 3:26:00 PM

    Yes, a fool indeed. Clever and thoughtful write, my friend. How are you lately? Hope your back/shoulder are better

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 12:49:00 PM

    This kind of thing happens, of course. When things get out of hand, inflamed passion has no conscience. Excellent write, Andrea. Reads like a potential winner to me! xoxo Robert.

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 10:04:00 AM

    wonderful..you r on strong moral ground..all the best

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 8:59:00 AM

    Super write, Andrea! You are so talented. No, I didn't know about the way to see all my poetry. Thanks. You see my layout for Clouds and Festivals - whoever has changed my layout for PFT, and it is in block. I hate to be bitchy, but I don't want my poem to read like a newspaper. I formed my layout for a particular reason. I'm about to leave PFT because I don't appreciate someone taking liberties with my stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 3:44:00 AM

    Nice way to do the contest with this tough form Andrea.Very good portrait of a cheater you have drawn.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 1:43:00 AM

    I like the line about good sense and sanity. Sadly it seems to go out the window in these situations... looks a good one for this contest ...Luv Margaret

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 7:58:00 PM

    Well done and portrayed, Andrea! Good luck in the contest. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 5:35:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your work..Sad that this happens in life all the time sometimes marriage is not precious like it should be...Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

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