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Poem: She's Only a Guest

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"It doesnt feel like home anymore - So Cold" by Ben Cocks


He acts like a gentleman
treating her like a lady,
but makes her feel like a guest
with no place to call home.

He boldly claims
it’s their house, not his
but when he gets angry
he changes his tone,
leaving her lost in despair.

She glances around
seeing nothing to show her existence
only the flower beds
she carefully planted
could remind anyone of her presence.

He may treat her like a lady
the love of his life,
but wants nothing to change
keeping each detail of his house
the same as when he lived alone.

"He's A Gentleman!" By Christine



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 17, 2019:


Yes, gentleman can be jerks too!

His fear of change makes her hear sad...a piece of herself is always missing.

It will tear them apart.

Thanks for reading my work.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 17, 2019:

Even gentlemen can be jerks at times. His fear of change will drive her away.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 12, 2019:


Yes, who Knows!

So cute. Thanks for reading.

manatita44 from london on December 12, 2019:

Not letting her in, eh? Perhaps he is afraid. Quien sabes?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 12, 2019:


I love the idea of the painting!

It might put a little kink in his style though.

Maybe adjusting little by little with small adjustments first...before we get to that large beautiful painting.

Thanks again.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 12, 2019:

She should surprise him with a beautiful painting of herself and hang it on the wall. Then when he accepts she adjust little by little, but still keeping is original essence.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 11, 2019:

Thank you, John.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 11, 2019:

I actually know a couple a little like this. You hit the nail on the head with this poem, Brenda. Some people are really like that.

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