Monday, January 7, 2013

Judgment Need Not Apply (inspired by Gina-Power of 10)

This entry is part of The Power of 10 Poetic Exercise.  The words in bold are the words Gina selected for me to use as part of the poem.

Sometimes I shake my head
At all these Love songs;
they show only one side of the coin-
when people are all Smiles
when things are flying high
but what about those moments
when disaster strikes
delivering  one, two, three
knockout punches to the Spirit
and your Heart stops feeling Safe
and he spends less time at home
and the Trust moves from solid to vapor
on discovering that he has roamed.
Do I still have a sense of belonging?
Family and friends say, “Get away!”
But I’d be lying if I said love still didn’t exist
Despite the crying, fighting, and pain.
I want to continue to make this work
Despite cold shoulders and indignation;
Just let me function the best way I can
In this complicated situation;
If I am right, then I will be very thankful
I gave this affair another go,
But if it’s disaster again, another lesson learned:
Just miss me with the “I told you so.”

Judgment Need Not Apply

© 2013

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