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Married so Young

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Roger Leewright
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0 posted 09-29-1999 01:08 PM       View Profile for Roger Leewright   Email Roger Leewright   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roger Leewright

Married so young

What a choice has been made, what have I done?
I was just with my girl having some fun.
Playing the role of a man,..Just 17 that day.
Out with his friends he did go play.

Not able to finish high school,
There was no time left to be cool.
A wife to wed, a son to raise,
For this decision he received no praise.

Breaking his back to make ends meet,
Afraid to give up, afraid of defeat.
Admiring his friends for the choices they had made,
Alone in his mind, dreams,... they did fade.

Time passes so quickly in this situation,
A daughter arrives and adds more complication.
Two jobs he did work, would that be enough?
His father always said " buck up, be tough"!

He convinces himself that he is in love,
He follows the rules sent down from above.
Until one day when his children have departed,
And he is left very lonely and so broken hearted.

He looks into the face that has been by his side,
No longer in love, this he can not hide.
The words he must say, he will have to force,
I love you my dear, but I want a divorce.

Iím sorry I hurt you with these words of mine,
I hope you will understand,... given some time.
You have definitely given up as much as myself,
But I must be set free from that cage on your the shelf.

He had never found himself, or what he could be,
The world on his own he so longed to see.
For the struggles of life he had climbed rung by rung,
The price I would pay,
For being married so young.

[This message has been edited by Roger Leewright (edited 09-29-1999).]
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on the threshold of a dream

1 posted 09-29-1999 01:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done... and welcome!
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2 posted 09-29-1999 01:23 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

There is too much truth in this one. I know several couples living this out. The answer? Teach your children to make wise decisions.

Thank you for posting this....INclan
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i remember when I wanted to marry my high school sweet heart..then I stopped and actually thought about it and I said What was I thinking!
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