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A Cheating Man

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martiniat8
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On the eve of her return
I wonder, how long she will make me wait

if he is watching her
a standoff between him and his girlfriend
and her and me

and just how much does she really care about me
it's difficult to say

did he ask her to marry him
did his attempt to buy her loyalty work

he couldn't earn her respect being himself
and now he is losing her

a trip, a destination,
where he was in control, of his own choosing

giving her a ring might ensure her loyalty
but it sure doesn't ensure his

that's the last thing on his mind
when he's just trying to keep the fish on the line

one fight, one night out with the boys
getting drunk getting wasted

when a woman's argument has stripped a man of his self confidence

what does a cheater do?
tries to conquer another woman
because he can't conquer his own
© Copyright 2010 Kenneth Bradley Smith - All Rights Reserved
easy1
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giving her a ring might ensure her loyalty
but it sure doesn't ensure his

that's the last thing on his mind
when he's just trying to keep the fish on the line


These words in particular have the ring of hard experience behind them, although the whole work is impressive imho.

I guess one can call that the "Henry the 8th Syndrome"---and it's of interest to note that old Harry died from syphilis.  
martiniat8
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lol! Wow thanks. STDs thats a twist I hadn't thought of. Henry the 8th syndrome, I like that, may use that sometime. :-)
~Brad
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reading the whole series - great story as a whole but each is a story in itself
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