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After all these years, we've weathered many a heavy storm Now my life is empty with no one to keep me warm Bitter tears I've sadly wept, I begged you not to let me go You couldn't look me in the eye - you didn't want to know I thought she was my best friend, we’d been through thick and thin She wormed her way into our lives – oh boy she took me in Stole your heart away from me, now its no longer you and me Today we signed the papers, and finally you are free How do I explain to our kids that daddy no longer lives here That you prefer that sneaky cow and your pints of beer Yes you can say I am bitter, gave you the best years of my life Seventeen years together, now I’m no longer your wife My world is shattered and broken, silent tears fall like rain Maybe in time I’ll move on when my heart's not filled with pain 18th April 2015

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Date: 7/12/2015 5:13:00 PM
Can't believe, but also very pleased that this is not a personal experience for you. You have such talent... well that's the opinion of a newbie to poetry :-) x
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/13/2015 3:00:00 AM
I truly have no idea where the poems come from Rachel i simply have to go with the flow of my muse - happy or sad real or fiction it just appears like magic and I have no control of what comes out:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2015 5:23:00 PM
I looked at some of your work. It was hard to tell if this was your personal experience. I think that says a lot. Barbara
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Date: 7/6/2015 5:26:00 PM
Purely a fiction write I am thankful to say but sadly I know these situations so happen:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 5/17/2015 8:22:00 AM
You don't deserve to have to write such a poem. Persevere.
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Date: 5/17/2015 8:26:00 AM
Thankfully it is purely fiction for me Franklin but i am sure there are others who can realte to it:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/26/2015 11:07:00 AM
Sound poetry like a mid night song scrubbing the mind to peace and comfort. I love everything about this page and a 7 definitely.
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Date: 4/26/2015 11:18:00 AM
Thanks so much for dropping by Funom:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/25/2015 3:37:00 PM
You captured the pain of betrayal perfectly. Beautiful.
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Date: 4/25/2015 5:59:00 PM
Thanks Leslie:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/20/2015 1:37:00 PM
A scene displayed through your words many a time Jan. Fiction that reads so real, hugs//James xxx
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Date: 4/20/2015 1:42:00 PM
Thanks James and so many people get hurt:-( Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/20/2015 9:48:00 AM
Jan, your work of fiction, is another's reality, you captured the pain of rejection so well with your pen, the pain not just of self but to the children in a marriage gone bad, well done 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, The Past Eternal in Dreams
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Date: 4/20/2015 11:04:00 AM
I have to go with my muse Broken Wings - so good to see you writing humourous poems too and well as your sad ones which I love too:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/19/2015 8:38:00 AM
You packed a lot of intrigue into this short write. The sadness surrounds it. I'm glad it's not auto My hubby is always suprised by what drips grom my pen. A lot has been on marriage and the break up of a long-term one because my bff is struggling. It has brought some very good discussions though. HUGS~Janet
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/19/2015 8:57:00 AM
I was listening to rock music with hubby - 10 mins later this was penned - Like you i have to go with the flow of my muse - i can do nothing about it either:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/19/2015 7:37:00 AM
This is sad...Reminds me of something
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Date: 4/19/2015 7:44:00 AM
Very sad when it happens Lei:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/19/2015 5:21:00 AM
sad and very powerful write, my friend - pleased to see below that it's pure fiction
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Date: 4/19/2015 6:33:00 AM
Yes thankfully it is fiction for me Jack but sadly these things do happen:-( Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/19/2015 2:16:00 AM
A sad, compelling read, my friend. This is actually happening around us, right, Jan? You were able to write it in the first person. This must be inspired by someone you know. a 7. Hugs! :)
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:55:00 AM
It simply came to me when I was sitting listening to music with my hubby - he was a bit shocked when i read it to him - pretty rare for me to come up with such sad stuff but i have to go with the flow of my pen:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 11:12:00 PM
Jan, something about this seems so familiar. you must have done a similar one. I really like it. it's not true though, is it? How can I not know that??
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:53:00 AM
I wrote one last year I think Andrea or maybe Darren and i did one I can't remember - just have to go with the flow of my pen:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 10:04:00 PM
Jan you hit right in my heart.... I just try to be there for the kids as much as I can....a fav Tim
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:51:00 AM
Thanks Tim - you are an amazing dad that I do know:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 9:42:00 PM
we;;. I hope this poetic license and not something you are dealing with. This HURTS. Well written though painful to read. BG
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:50:00 AM
Pure fiction on my part Barbara - I have no idea where it came from but I have to go with the flow of my pen:-( Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 9:22:00 PM
G'day Jan... only time can heal the topic of your poem Jan; and the help from family or real friends - Lindsay
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:49:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment Lindsay - its so so sad when this does happen:-( Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 9:14:00 PM
Powerful and heartbreaking write Jan, can feel the betrayal in every line. Hugs
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:48:00 AM
Thanks Cecilia:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 8:54:00 PM
I see heartbreaking stories like this and it always makes me think twice about wanting to get married one day. I hope the pain will ease soon for you, my friend... These lines are very emotive and genuine. A really well written piece!
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:47:00 AM
It is pure fiction on my part Kelly I just have to go with the flow of my pen which usually goes for humour - this one came out of no where! Follow your heart my friend don't miss out on the chance of finding happiness :-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 8:47:00 PM
very powerful, jan! you've told this sad and familiar story very well...
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Date: 4/19/2015 4:44:00 AM
Thanks Ilene this came to me last night and I simply have to go with the flow of my muse:-( Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 6:56:00 PM
Haunting and heartbreaking. Curiously, the captcha to "validate" this comment is 5EX.
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Date: 4/18/2015 6:59:00 PM
Thanks for dropping by Preston:-) I had a very apt Captcha today when I was commenting on a funny poem it was 'AHA' :-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/18/2015 5:57:00 PM
A favourite Jan...It describes so deeply the pain of betrayal from those who are to be trusted theost..The husband and the bestfriend..Selfishness at its nest..With no care for the kids and how it destroys their happiness.Childrem always suffer most for unsensible desires..Excellent post.
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Judy Konos
Date: 4/18/2015 6:50:00 PM
I agree with Charmaine! It happened to my mom with exception was a Secretary!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/18/2015 6:00:00 PM
Thanks Charma for the lovely comment and for favouriting my poem:-) Hugs Jan xx