Would you ever really know if your beloved strayed?
Or would you believe that you’ve been duplicitously played?
His absences explained so charmingly
As you played your role so willingly
You hang on long for the children’s sake
As you think he still loves you
Those vows he would not break
But he did so again and again
Not always with another
But with the click of a pen
When at last he made the ultimate exit
That last gasp to leave
You thought it was with money
That he did deceive
To fall in with another was too hard to believe
Looking back on it now-it was so long ago
All those scenes so intense
And his emotions: a mere pretense
You realize SHE was his reason for love’s final blow
But no matter now, this memory is like vapor
A mischievous muse’s attempt at a silly old caper
The mind goes awry
No need to know why
He’s nothing but a blip in your mind’s eye
5 thoughts on “A Grifter’s Rap”
I am glad he becomes a mere memory – especially when love is found with someone more worthy.
Yes there is a sense of delightful freedom that I continuously experience. And a sense of peace that my new love brings to my life. 🙂
Know the feeling – let him go – like you said – he’s nothing but a blip. Take care of yourself and do something that makes you feel good about being you today. 🙂
I tell you Suzanne, that feeling of being utterly free gets stronger year by year. Time has given me a healthy perspective and the words for good stories!
Great to hear.