An Apology from the Other Woman

by Brise   Apr 9, 2018

I apologize to you for my careless youth
For all the pain I've caused unable to soothe

I've seen the pain swell from your clear blue eyes
For the heart I ripped from you I vandalized
I grafittied you blue, and slashed memories through
Shattered your truth that I could never undo

I stole the warmth of his lips from yours
His million caresses but left you with sores
Emotional sores that bruised your smile
As I was kissing him but hurting you all the while

I took from you not just a lover but a father
Father of your child that left him as a toddler
And I repent the actions I sparked within him
We were blinded by our selfish and lustful whim

I'm sorry for my ignorant vanity
I was young and full of depravity
I believed his infatuation proved my beauty
But all it did was wound you cruelly

Lastly, I'm sorry for all the doubts
All your insecurities you've drowned in counts
For you must know, you're beautiful regardless
My envy was just ugly and heartless


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  • 4 years ago

    by Maher

    Beautiful, sad and honest. It really hits home as I've been on the receiving end of this. Would be nice if that man apologised to me like this about my woman. Better yet, if my woman at least tried to :/

    I really liked this poem, despite the memories it reels in. Great rhyme, which I'm a sucker for and lovely conveyance of an all-too-real and common scenario as something unique and heartfelt. Good stuff, thanks for sharing it with us and please keep writing :)

  • 5 years ago

    by flawed diamond

    Wow this is amazing! I loved that you shared this even though most people would say keep it to yourself. What's really beautiful about this is that you learned from that situation. Great job!

    • 5 years ago

      by Brise

      Thank you flawed diamond! It was a personal poem and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, it makes worth sharing :)

  • 5 years ago

    by Ya----Na

    Never read something like this before. It's you, with such a unique theme to write about and me, I have no creativity left besides love. I will try to write in different themes. To be as creative as you, if possible.

    • 5 years ago

      by Brise

      Thank you Sinners gospel !! And you write beautifully, love is the best theme to write about, I wish I wrote like you :)

  • 5 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Brilliant Brise and I echo what's already been said. But remember also that it takes two to tango. You didn't become the 'other woman' all by yourself, he was there too. Well done for such a brave and revealing write :-) x

    • 5 years ago

      by Brise

      Thank you Kitty :) I always appreciate your critique !!

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    Wow! A strong heartfelt write that not many would have the courage to stand up and admit to. Well done with this -

    • 5 years ago

      by Brise

      It was a difficult poem to write, thank you Brenda! :)

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