Wow - a really painful poem to read. It deals with such a difficult and often unspoken subject. The honesty with which you spoke and empathised with this woman was very raw. I love the line ‘I believed his infatuation proved my beauty’ it reflects so well our naive and desperate need for acceptance and validation and the way we search for it in the wrong places.
Brilliant write well done xx
Thank you Phoenix I'm so glad you liked it. It was such a personal poem I debated whether to post it but knowing you enjoyed reading it makes me feel better. I mean in the end it is a poem I feel can only share with strangers otherwise it never be read, but thank you, you understood exactly what I was trying to express lol
I applaud your ability to rhyme so well, but more than that, I applaud your honesty. It isn't always easy to hold your hands up and say 'it's my fault and I am sorry'. It seems you don't have that problem and many people a lot older than you never find that humble attribute.
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
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.
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 :)