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Christopher
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0 posted 10-17-1999 05:29 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Infidelity

Why must a bitter heart be born,
On the cusp between truth and lies?
And bear the weight of guilt and scorn,
When speaking of love's severed ties?

Why did you cave in when tempted;
Before the deed you knew the cost.
Tell me why we must turn to hatred,
To ease the crushing pain of loss.

I long to revile, damn your name,
To push memories from my mind;
In an attempt to lessen the pain,
The only solace I can find.

I know failings of mine as well,
Allowed this tragic drama scene.
I wish I knew before you fell,
Before this deed you've done obscene.

I don't understand how you could...
After arms of another man...
Hold me to you like it was good,
Then again to him as you planned.

My only guess hurts to the core.
But I must admit what's true:
That why you wanted me no more,
‘Cause I'm not good enough for you.
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 10-17-1999 05:37 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Not good enough for her? hmmmm....me thinks it is the other way around my friend. I know this is a poem and not necessarily mirrored to your life. the one who cheats is the one not good enough. Irreguardless of the faults of the partner, cheating is a cowards way out. It is leaving a situation without giving your partner a chance to change and make things right. At the very least know the faults, flaws or feelings which caused the relationship crumble. Just my thoughts.
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 10-17-1999 05:48 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Chris,
Well done enjoyed the read.
Balladeer
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3 posted 10-17-1999 05:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well done, Christopher. I think for many people the first thought is that it's their own fault...a deficiency on their part. I also feel that is seldom the case. A good poem for ponderings.
Munda
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4 posted 10-17-1999 06:38 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Not good enough ? Maybe you weren't meant to be, but it's never your fault when your partner doesn't have the courage to say her feelings changed. You're good enough, Chris.
Skyfyre
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5 posted 10-17-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

The one who is "not good enough" is the one who carelessly takes advantage of another's feelings, for the sake of personal edification. I know, because I've been on BOTH sides of the fence ... the cheater AND the cheatee, and its the cheater who is undeserving of the sanctitiy of a loving relationship.

Just my humble opinion on the content ... now as to the poem, it is well written and enjoyable to read, as your work usually is.

Nocht



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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 10-17-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Christopher, I don't believe there is a person on the face of this earth that you are not good enough for
jac
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7 posted 10-17-1999 09:29 PM       View Profile for jac   Email jac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jac

Oh, my! You have a way with words! What a pleasure to see someone who is capable not only to express their own emotions, but to indirectly express another's. Of course, that is what a poet is.

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jac
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8 posted 10-17-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Those demons, dear, are lurking yes? Well written piece, stark emotion - and I'll tell you now: I know exactly who you are more than good enough for - ME! To echo you of course - don't give up...
Christopher
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9 posted 10-18-1999 01:33 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Marilyn- Actually this is a mirror view of my life. Though the event took place a while ago, I only found out about it recently. The betrayal still cuts deep. Thank you for your words!

Sey- Thank you for reading!

Balladeer- Thank you as well sir. And thank you for the thoughts... after a time I began to realize it wasn't all my fault. I don't condone the actions, but hey...I'm no more perfect than the next person! And glad I gave you something to think about.

Munda- Thank you...with friends like you, my esteem is doing better (than maybe it should be!)

Nocht- Always a kind word, thank you! (and no more cheating! It's bad!)

hoot-I don't know about that, but it brings a smile to my face to read it!

jac- thank you, but I'm not quite sure I got her emotions, at the time I was more focused on mine!

K-Yes dear, they still lurk, and you know why. And that you think I am good enough for you is all I need. To hades with the rest of the world, you are the one that makes me want to be a better person! And I'll never give up, so no worries on that one.
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10 posted 10-18-1999 01:48 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

GOOD! See that you don't or I'll....
heheheh
Watcher666
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11 posted 10-18-1999 07:47 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Very well done Wolf! Heartfelt words here.If you dare to give up your going to end up a wolfette!

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Nan
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12 posted 10-18-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey Christopher - Nice job!
You and Michael need to borrow some of my sunshine....
Michael
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13 posted 10-25-1999 06:44 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Man, Christopher, I missed this the first time through...this is POWERFUL. These feelings I have shared and all I can say is I have every empathy. Look at it this way...had she not cheated on you, you might not have ever found Severn...great poem.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


Skyfyre
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14 posted 10-25-1999 08:24 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A very good read, Christopher. This captured the pain of infidelity expertly.

--K.

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
WhtDove
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15 posted 10-25-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh Christopher I'm so sorry to hear this.
I love these 2 lines and they are a question I have asked also...
Why did you cave in when tempted;
Before the deed you knew the cost.

I've been in this situation, well, a few times. The first time I didn't find out till I found a letter from her in the mailbox. It is quite painful I know!
I feel for ya Christopher, and don't blame yourself. God knows I did, made me feel like a piece of crap and pretty worthless. If ya need to talk I'm here for ya!!
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