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Forbidden Journey

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DramaMama
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0 posted 10-31-1999 01:02 PM       View Profile for DramaMama   Email DramaMama   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DramaMama

Forbidden Journey

in a drink-induced stupor
seeking to purge his conscience
the betrayal
of spirit and flesh
wallowing in self-destruction
induced by guilt
spawning recriminations
spewing anguish
he confesses

confirmation of suspicion
actuality no worse than uncertainty
reality preferable to ignorance
unable to reconcile the deed
with devotion
recalling the odd behavior
wondering at self-stupidity
lost hours as holes in the marital fabric
untruths hung out like soiled laundry
betrayal as bitter as bile in the mouth

the imitation aura of a much younger me
clings to him
cloying gagging
as cheap perfume in a whorehouse
his vows forgotten
in the thrill of new lust
shrouded in complicity
couched in lies
and half-truths

his forbidden journey
unforgotten
and unforgiven

1999, Pat Hornsby Crochet

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Denise
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Very sad yet wonderfully written.

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Seymour Tabin
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DramaMama,
Sad but well done, enjoyed the read.
Watcher666
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Well written! Enjoyed the read.

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