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Torn Apart Came Together

Cut from the same cloth, certainly didn't apply I'd lived twenty places, was born to improvise You had one home, parents, sister, two nephews Persistance forced my flighty spirit to accept you Invited to hang with your family on usual basis Questions about my background always evaded Overheard your Dad say after a dinner one eve " Son, truly.... Get a nice girl, not so zany - leave" As would most men aged 24, in new relationship With age 19, you paid no heed, an excuse to slip Finally away from the family home, we moved Interstate, far from scrutiny, habits disapproved A year passed, dreams and dramas wrestled Competed for front row view of young love nestled Between marital bliss, mortgage payments, careers Told folks we relied on your income, truth more severe Four nights a week exotic dancer took a heavy toll Your folks hassled you, different girl a better goal " See how good Mum's been to me," he implored Soon after discovered my job, they took no more! Arrived on next flight - your Dad stupidly locked me out Enraged, I pay most the mortgage, he couldn't discount Hours later, he emerged scowling, dragged you elsewhere I struggled to digest your choice, sudden diminished care Rough days passed, your invasive Dad in your ear You came to see me despite his advice not to come near Announced you'd decided to return, to sponsorship offered Engineering degree, future safe, my funds they scoffed at Twenty years onward, confounded by that night's velocity Dangled disheartening aspect, our perfectly drawn ferocity Sobbing estatic cries mingled greasily, future severed us Relishing your resurrection, impossible stood impervious Worshipping each crest and crevice, tears wiped, wet again Pleasure mounted meal of now, rubbed sliced, salted in pain Wounds of what was coming consumed core and limbs Sunset and sunrise conjoined, ongoing herald of eroticism

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Date: 9/8/2020 9:55:00 AM
This is really one startling write, Sigmund. If ever there was an advertisement for 'Opposites Attract,' this is IT! Wow! Leaves me dumbfounded. ~ Hearts on Sleeves, Gershon
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 9/8/2020 2:45:00 PM
Ta, Gershon. This was a failed 'passion' entry, wasn't suitable, but is very close to being factual.!