Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 - Advanced)
Topic: Control (01/30/06)
TITLE: Can't Hurt
By Sally Hanan
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Thank-you Lord, that I’m so good.
Who’s that man over there?
I can see him out of the corner of my eye.
Oh heck, I’ll take a peek – Oh boy!
Thank-you Lord for such an incredible creation.
That silky hair and,
oh my gosh, look at his bone structure.
He’s looking my way.
Can’t hurt to smile back.
I think I’ll say hi,
Say it’s nice to meet him.
He’s going to sign up for worship.
I think I will too.
Matt’s always been bugging me to join.
Can’t hurt to take his phone number.
If I could just bring him home
instead of only meeting up for worship practice;
we’d sit at the table in the kitchen.
He’d keep staring into my eyes
and smile at me, the way he does at church -
makes me feel like the most gorgeous woman in the world.
If I was married to him I’d walk on air every day.
We’d do everything together,
and he’d be such a great dad to my kids.
they’re not his.
No problem, he’d be great with them.
This isn’t sin Lord,
I’m only thinking here;
my little fantasy world,
not hurting anyone.
I’m in complete control.
Matt’s gone all day and night anyway
My life is so dull,
I think I’ll call him.
Sitting here alone isn’t good for me.
It’s just a phone call.
Listening to his voice is making my heart pound.
He wants to spend some time with me.
It’s only a walk in the park.
I need the exercise.
Now he reaches out to hold my hand.
He’s just a good friend.
This tingle going up my arm is just me being silly
We’re just good friends.
I can tell him anything. He understands me.
I’m in control.
He’s emailing me -
talking about his life,
what he likes in a woman.
I think he’s talking about me.
My heart goes thumpity thump thump. I feel like a schoolgirl again.
All I can think about is him:
looking into his face.
feeling his arms around me,
Matt was never like this.
How will I ever know what I’ve missed all these years unless I grab this chance, this gift to me … God’s gift.
I’ve started telling Matt I’m going out with girlfriends.
We go for coffee and walks.
We even go dancing -
all things Matt never did with me.
I feel so alive;
I’ve never felt love like this before.
I’m so happy,
and God wants me to be happy.
I was never meant to be with Matt at all.
I want to be with this man for the rest of my life,
lost in this rhapsody of love.
I’m in control of this. I have Matt at home and love in my arms. I just don’t love Matt anymore. I don’t know if I ever did.
What?? Matt knows??
Who told Matt??
I never thought my best friend would do such a thing.
I sit here alone.
I’m such a fool.
It’s been Matt I really loved, all this time. That other guy used me.
Matt! Matt! I’m sorry. It went from one thing all of a sudden to another.
He seduced me.
It was all his fault.
He needed me, he made me feel special, you were gone, I couldn’t help myself.
Yea, that’s it. I couldn’t help myself.
This whole thing is out of control, and it’s all his fault.
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