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It Was a Beautiful Affair

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OH MY GOSH. My son's computer is a tablet without a mouse. It is SO slow I have to take an hour just to post a few poems and enter them in the contests. I will be eternally grateful after this experience for my PC and my MOUSE!  Forgive me for not commenting back, guys. I really would love to, but I simply can't do it till after tomorrow. I'm dying to visit contest winners and be back to my "comments as usual" after my lovely 4th of July vacay.

Incidentally, that trip to my son's is a 14 hour trip. Our dog has been fantastic in the jeep! Friday on my way here, I wrote six poems that I have been trying to first slowly type up and then post at least one a day of. It was so awesome to be able to sit and write for fun contests!! I just LOVE Poetrysoup.  Have a great holiday, everyone celebrating the 4th. I get to see fireworks tonight on the beach!

For years he'd loved her and believed
it was a beautiful affair,
for on some nights, he'd slip away
and knew she always would be there.

They'd meet at restaurants or bars,
but when he traveled out of state,
he'd take her to a nice hotel.
Once in the room, he could not wait!

With hands on skin so glassy smooth,
he'd hold her long into the night.
So sweet she was upon his mouth!
It felt so good; it felt so right!

Beside her he would fall to sleep.
Next day was business, but he felt
so happy knowing that at night,
his stress and worries all would melt.

Yes, through the night, the longer that
beside his lover he would lay,
euphoria was his because
he felt the whole world fade away.

His love for her was deepening
so much, his wife became aware
of changes in him. He'd just say
"There's no one else but you. I swear!"

At home he'd lie in bed and think
of his sweet love but had to be
deceptive, sneaking out because
church-goers were his wife and he.

One night, too late he stayed with her.
He drove with her in his corvette.
Stopped by a cop, he had to live
a night he never can forget,

They called his wife, and that was worse
than paying the ungodly fine.
His wife put him in therapy
to end his tryst with sweet Red Wine! 

July 1, 2016 for the "It Was a Beautiful Affair" contest of Lewis Raynes

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 4/17/2018 12:40:00 AM
O I see... beautifully penned. A FAVE for me, Andrea.
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Date: 7/25/2016 5:21:00 PM
Awesome I loved it...line by line. Definitely deserved as a winner!
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Date: 7/15/2016 4:18:00 PM
Congrats on you win in the It Was a Beautiful Affair contest. Surprising and interesting end to this love affair! Jesse
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Date: 7/10/2016 5:33:00 PM
Congrats to win.
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Date: 7/10/2016 1:56:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea....skat
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Date: 7/10/2016 12:37:00 PM
A 7 for this well-written, winning poem, Andrea! Love the ending. Janice
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Date: 7/10/2016 8:37:00 AM
Hey glad you made it despite the tablet and all the uneasiness. Congrats! Sunita ;)
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Date: 7/10/2016 8:35:00 AM
Loved the twist at the ending, Andrea. Congrats on your win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 7/9/2016 4:11:00 AM
Really enjoyed reading this poem dear Andrea, Oh gee the ending really got me by surprise... Re you not being able to comment, dont worry dear, just enjoy moments with your son, hugs.
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Date: 7/8/2016 8:14:00 AM
This is an entertaining 'love affair', Andrea! Excellent twist, too:) Red wine in moderation is to be recommended! // paul
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Date: 7/6/2016 3:05:00 PM
I must say, I love this gen. How it was constructed and how it flows. Well penned...............A.M.
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Date: 7/6/2016 5:41:00 AM
Real surprise ending, Andrea:) loved the way you wrote this one:) Sure to win:)
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Date: 7/5/2016 5:57:00 PM
Shoulda guessed, with the skin so glassy smooth lol, you is a clever clogs Petal. Take care, Richard
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Date: 7/5/2016 4:39:00 PM
In suspense all the way to the end, very good how the story had a twist, I didn't see it, you got me, well done x
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Date: 7/5/2016 3:20:00 PM
On the road to ruin, oh you write these so well.
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Date: 7/5/2016 4:38:00 AM other love as well!!!
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Date: 7/4/2016 5:20:00 PM
Suprised me at the end Andrea. So well done.
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Date: 7/4/2016 2:54:00 PM
Wow, you had me going there. An affair with red wine, you could really make a great movie with twists and turns like you do in your poetry.
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Date: 7/4/2016 2:40:00 PM
Great twist at the end Andrea - I really didn't see that one coming! Good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/4/2016 2:14:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I loved your take on the contest.The twist at the end was brilliant.I didn't see it coming! I thought he was a cheating you know what. Abusing alcohol let alone driving is never good. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/4/2016 1:35:00 PM
- An intense love affair, Andrea - Truth hurts .... but honesty lasts longest :) - Luck in the contest - Enjoy the fireworks, tonight :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/4/2016 11:52:00 AM
Great twist ending, Andrea! A unique take on the contest! Best wishes!
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Date: 7/4/2016 10:36:00 AM
It's an epidemic, so it would seem ... wish more people had the sense to stay put when drinking!! Very clever twist in the end ... didn't see it coming.
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