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Regret – When the shoe is on the other foot©

When you met everything was pure
Through the years much changed and anger and resentment built up
She wanting things from you that you didn’t have to give
She was angry and unforgiving
Her anger came out in violence
She left you battered and bruised
As a man you didn’t want to hurt her, but her abuse was worsening
She tried to kill you
You had no choice you struck out to defend yourself
Now she had the upper hand
She was no longer the abuser
You now were
You found a way to leave her and move on without her
You were determined to find love and happiness again
You reconnect with a past love but don’t tell her of your past
Somehow she connects with your ex and the new-found happiness you found has ended
Now you live with regret of not telling her
For now she thinks you’re an animal
Inside you feel it’s true
Now you’re begging for forgiveness and hoping for a new-found love
You look to friends for absolution
They recommend that you move on
But remind you that honesty is the best policy
For no one likes liars or surprises
He pledges to be true full you can only hope for and wish him happiness
Reminding him that he has to first forgive himself to move on
You hear a silence noting his awareness of all new now has to do
So ever though finding happiness would be so hard to do
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I wrote this poem in response to a story a friend told me of his romantic woes. I advised him to let his new love go. The trust was gone and the feeling of safety was absent. There could be no successful relationship there as it all started with a lie. I advised him that in the future he would always have to be honest or he would never find happiness. I so hope he will give it a try.

 


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