Relationship Smoke and Mirrors: Exposing the Truth

Updated on December 21, 2019
heather92383 profile image

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.

Christmas approaching in a matter of days

A lot has changed in the past year

Last holiday season focused on buying perfect gifts

Including a special someone into the gift plans

Managed to hit a decent home run with my gift

Pictured many more holiday moments of joy and presents

What a difference 365 days makes to the equation

Substracted buying presents for one person

While maintaining sense of balance to the remaining tribe

This time around holidays seemed a little anti-climatic

Probably because heart is still not fully recovered

Understandable to be dealing with such a loss and betrayal

Realized that the end was nearer for it than I expected

Just wasn't noticing the signs until it was glaringly too late

Remembered back on some those supposed good times

And understood that Mr. Clause needed to put him on one of his lists

You can guess that it won't be on his nice list this year, or next year

Now, back to the tale at hand and some polite investigation

Dealt with some harsh and shocking truths in past three months

Enjoyed being in a relationship, not the aftermath though

As a newly single and cynical woman with some experience

Under her black and pink lace garter belt

Some emotional scars from a battle of the heart

Felt initially strong attraction when we first met

Like being struck by lightning wrapped in tin foil

Impact was strong and full of electricity

Pulled back due to 20 year age difference

Thought we were in two different stages in life

Turned out first instinct was the best one

Impossible to ignore strong sparks such as that

Best to get hit by Thor's thunder bolt full blast

And recover from the aftershocks once it's done

Went full tilt boogie into an adventure that left head spinning

Excited as if you locked in Willy Wonka's factory for a day

Ate so much chocolate that it was hard to function

Fatigued and grossed out by all the sugary goodness

Stuck in a junk food coma that was nearly impossible to shake

Technically, that's what a relationship can also mimic

Overlooking all the negative aspects and focusing on only the good

It can be optimistic to always believe in the good

Better to be realistic at looking at both aspects of a partner's character

Equipped with the knowledge of entering a relationship

Eyes and heart wide open to better prepare yourself for any and all outcomes

Can't always prevent getting your heart broken

Hard to not lose faith in the opposite sex and the hope finding new love

Not ready to throw in the towel just yet

Needing to regroup from the last battle before moving onto the next one

Don't know when that will be; best things come when you least expect them.

Time to unwrap a new present.
Time to unwrap a new present.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)