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Unconfined

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Unconfined

As our golden years began,
you and I made a pact.
In youth we once soared high,
but now our skin is cracked
and our best years seem hijacked.

When I was diagnosed with illness,
you were the first person I called
and I marveled at your stillness.
You didn’t phone for weeks; I was appalled,
being tossed away by one who’s fat and bald.

Looking for a replacement after four years.
the next day you were on dating sites,
Is your tired old photo being met there by cheers?
Pact-breaker, this just bites!
I won’t be there when they give you last rites.

Any woman you find won’t stay with you long;
sarcastic cheaters stay with their kind.
Perhaps another innocent will come along,
but your whiskey and alcohol she’ll leave behind.
Yours is the fate of one who by a pact won’t be confined.



*Pact poem for Paula’s contest

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Well who needs this type anyway Carolyn?? you see how well you did Gettin me all fired up there for a bit ;even on my 2nd visit.." Hope the new year finds you well, And I wish Gods blessings to you in Abundance..! Joe..)

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 7:53:00 AM
    A great poem here Carolyn!Missing your poetry!!How are you?

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:54:00 AM
    nicely expressed from the depth. Cindy

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Best wishes in the contest Carolyn with this cutting edge write.Joe..."

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Hey! That fat, bald s.o.b. will get his one of these days. He threw away a diamond for a zircon. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:24:00 AM
    like lizzle below, wow! Carolyn, this is up there with your best. got to be a winner. to my fav to join heaps of others of yours. love, Harry

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Wow, this one bites deep Carolyn; cheaters never prosper. Makes me wonder if this was your experience or is it just a poem. I find there are a lot of personal experiences in our poetry which in the writing might be cathartic. Thanks for sharing luv and hope you are doing ok _ Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 7:04:00 PM
    just like i said ; love from begining to end.

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 3:00:00 AM
    Carolyn, a painful episode, but not as painful as what you are going through, good luck, how is your health hun...David

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 4:31:00 PM
    good luck in the contest with scathing reprimand Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 3:54:00 PM
    This burns..direct, and put together well.

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 3:22:00 PM
    How sad this is but beautifully expressed my luv to you vie