Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Strange that it was almost implied from the start
The affair was doomed to fail for various reasons
Responsibility and stability being the chief ones
Thought the journey down the single road was done
Now, placed down a very different route back to square one
Just joined an organization full of former flames of cowardly men
Immature enough to not end a relationship with the slightest bit of grace
Took the approach of a teenage boy scared to see a girl cry
And angry enough to throw something in their general direction
Okay, the start of the partnership was more accidental than planned
Conclusion could've been better thought out to not taint good memories
Unfair to have to start over from scratch after 27 months invested
In a sinking ship disguised as a good idea at the time
Feeling like a mark in one of those con men movies
Hustled to the point of it being razor thin near criminal
Unable to press charges for having a broken heart
Hoodwinked into believing a weak relationship was love
Kicked out of the mock happy pairing of two lovebirds
Back to being a jaded loner ready to throw imaginary stones
At deliriously love drunk couples who cross their path
Always a former rather than a member of the main squeeze club
Treated like radioactive waste instead of a person
Deserving a modicum of respect; even when exiting a relationship
A degree of tact goes a long way to prevent a former lover
From keying your car or kicking you right where the sun doesn't shine
A little too Fatal Attraction for comfort that image
Won't be a reality; a moment of revenge not worth a lifetime of a prison record
Searching for internal strength that made shoe salesmen think twice
And have a moment of flirtation just to cause a smile to appear
Still got some attractive playfulness no matter what happened
After being dropped as the accustomed sack of potatoes
Dusting off the dirt and grime after the fall
Ready to get up off the ground and find a new group to join
Not looking to rejoin the lovebird one just yet
Only needing a new attitude and a reason to function as a proper winged creature
A phoenix rising from the ashes of a failed relationship
Sounds cliché, but it's still true nonetheless
A survivor who'll move on no matter what happens.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 29, 2019:
A survivor..that is the key.
It is sad when one doesn't end a relationship with the respect it so deserves.
The vengeance not worth it in the end...even though the mind extremely wants to lash out.
As for a new group..not sure which way one would turn, but understand not wanting the lovebird group just yet.