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  • Meter - Trochaic Tetrameter / Cateletic
  • Rhyme - AA - AA

Simultaneous the sting,
Those who two-time on the wing.
Each at fault began the fling.
Subterfuge, a complex thing.

Schedules smeared and rearranged.
Missing gaps in time explained.
Lies to memorize, maintain.
Learn the lying details game.

Shelf life of adultery
Locked away for none to see.
Those who trusted while deceived,
Hold, and rightly so, the key.

Gene Bourne.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 12/28/2014 1:09:00 PM
Piercing, cutting poem that gets to the source quickly. The meter is excellent. Sure miss you my friend. Thomas
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Date: 8/6/2014 6:59:00 AM
Deep and powerful write, Gene! You hit the nail full on the head with this piece! I love it! Pandita
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Gene Bourne
Date: 8/6/2014 12:09:00 PM
"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive" Remembering all the lies told is probably extremely difficult. As for as their conscience...who knows. Thanks for the kind, supportive comment. It means a lot...Your friend...Gene.
Date: 6/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
very good writing. You nailed the topic with a very suitable form! I gotta check out when you first came here to Soup.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/27/2014 6:41:00 AM
Hi, Andrea. I started on PS the first of this year. ( I have a slight "shy" streak ) It's a welcomed relaxed and friendly atmosphere. So many great writers here, including you. I tend to be too much of a loner...and need to start socializing and meeting members. I will.... .. gradually. Thanks so much for reaching out and the encouragement you bring...Your PS friend, ....Gene.
Date: 6/26/2014 5:59:00 PM
A poem filled with truth and written so well
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/26/2014 6:39:00 PM
Thanks for the comment from a poet I admire.... ....Wishing you well, Fred.....GB.
Date: 6/26/2014 5:54:00 PM
Such true true words Gene every stanza is so true in its own right and at the end of the day there is always someone getting hurt. Have witnessed it wth friends first hand its not a pleasant situation A very powerful poem. hugs jan xxx
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Gene Bourne
Date: 6/26/2014 6:42:00 PM
Thanks for the comments, Jan. I've witnessed it also and one could write a book......Life and all its twists and turns. So good to meet a new PS friend. I'll be reading your poems as I get organized. My best wishes to you....Gene Bourne.