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Facade of Content

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Facade of Content

The façade of content that you see
Disguises a brewing pot of misery
Hidden deep inside his empty soul
Devoid of passion that life has stole

Making love only to his left hand
While she sleeps beside another man
The pale, impression from a wedding band
Discarded inside the bed nightstand

Seeing his children just once a week
A source of advice they no longer seek
The prospects for improvement look rather bleak
Alimony slaps him on the other cheek

He has felt the noose around his neck
But hasn’t stepped off of the chair, yet
He has tasted the nozzle of his gun
But has kept the safety latch turned on

The façade of content that you see
Keeps his life of pain a mystery
If that façade ever comes crumbling down
You better pack your bags and get out of town

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  1. Date: 7/30/2014 5:31:00 PM
    You are writing and tackling such a sensitive subject that i am sure many people can relate to Joe. Am excellently penned rhyme. Hugs Jan xxxx

  1. Date: 7/30/2014 4:42:00 PM
    I hope just a very emotive work that is expressing what you think another would feel in this situation and not what is happening in your life..Sara

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach
    Date: 7/30/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Sara ... pure fiction; I am a happily married man. ;-)