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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: This Far
By Susanne Williams
12/09/04

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This Far

When we meet the person who is “right”-
We are filled with rapture and delight.
It seems we can read each other’s mind-
We “fall in love” and our eyes are blind.

But once we’re married – the romance goes
When reality puts out it’s glow.
Disillusionment may now appear
And begin to unmask hidden fear.

The human being of our fantasy
Is different in reality.
We begin to wonder what we saw
In this person with more than one flaw.

Marriage begins to feel like a war
And we’d like to walk right out the door.
Kid and finances add to the strain-
Love life suffers and becomes a pain.

If we can get our feet on the ground,
Mid-life crisis starts to come around.
“Have I achieved what I set out to?
Have I stopped growing because of you?”

When the kids go and if we still care-
Genuine love is what we can share.
We see each other for what we are
And appreciate we’ve come this far.


Member Comments
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Joanne Malley12/13/04
So much truth in your poem. Enjoyed reading it.
Joanne
Norma OGrady12/13/04
ture, true.. oh so true..
Yeshua's blessing be with you this Christmas season and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2005
lovingly
Norma
Jodi Hodge12/13/04
Marriage is definitely a full-time responsibilty. And romance is hard to find a lot of time, but your poem brings hope at the end. Good job.
Tesiri Moweta12/14/04
Mostly true for those who would not allow the Spirit of God take charge of their lives.
For us it's different because He has called us to glory and virtue,joy and peace.
Very well written poem. Thank you for sharing. Keep winning and shining for Jesus.
Debbie OConnor12/15/04
It is only Love that can give us the grace to love reality. But reality is so much better than the dream. I like this poem, but I believe love can stay strong through financial pressure, little kids and mid-life crises.
David Stewart12/15/04
Sounds like what happened to my marriage. I wish for better for all others. Pretty anti-romantic but a good poem of warning. Merry Christmas.
Mitzi Busby12/15/04
Susanne, You are right. Marriage takes nourturing and love and lots of hard work from both.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
THANKS FOR SHARING, MARRIAGE IS HARD WORK ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT WORK. IT'S EASY TO GIVE UP AND GO YOUR WAY BUT IT'S HARD TO STAY AND KEEP THE FAITH. BUT GOD ALWAYS SHOWS US A WAY. THANKS
MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS