Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Now that enough time has passed, the truth is out
Realized that the imagined love story had a shelf life
That lasted a lot longer than it should have
There was always an ending in sight from the start
Didn't see it until it was too late to realize it for what it was
A story that had a prewritten ending from the get go
An imperfect pairing of two complicated souls
One with too much experience and baggage to handle
Other with not enough experience to see through the flaws
Too compassionate to believe all the lies told to get by
They weren't even a reality; just a mirage to smile by
No longer under the guise about a supposed future
That it was supposedly written in the familiar stars
Or some lousy Hollywood driven romantic comedy cliché
Realized that the rose colored glasses covered the cracks
In the façade that everyone else could see for miles
Thought of everything as a pair instead of individually
Put themselves on the backburner to allow them to shine
Elevate them while they faded into the background
Unfair to their identity and personal needs
Was way too accommodating to the other's needs at times
Buying their favorite ice cream; even though you hated it
Ended up watching a lot more cartoons than was cared for
Wondered why a relationship had so much give and take
And that the scales were never properly balanced
Deluded into believing that they were Prince Charming
Instead of a common thief in the disguise of a gentleman
Annoyed that internal naivete made it impossible to tell
Strange to understand why loved ones never voiced opinions
Until after the dust settled and the truth was revealed
Realized that the protagonist would never have listened anyway
Wanted to follow their heart no matter what the consequences were
Still trying to rebuild enough trust to try again
Finding a decent enough of a prince grounded in enough reality
While also maintaining enough integrity in the meantime
A work in very arduous progress.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 29, 2021:
It happens. We think we have found the one & everyone seems happy for us.
Once separated..the words spill from their lips of all the dislikes.
I guess they don't want to hurt us, but then again it may happen again.
So i don't voice my opinion, i let others do as they will...because love can be a fickle plot we weave in & out of.