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One Day's Notice

Updated on November 13, 2013
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One Day's Notice

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


In payment for my services rendered,

I get to hold some memories ended,

hearts torn, castrated and dissipated,

my blissful life seems overrated.


Reduced to years of thankless task,

forgotten smiles just reality masked,

and I too dumb to read between the lines,

and trust that honesty would soothe my mind.


Instead while I upheld my end,

plans were made, an escape to tend,

I stood alone when that moment came,

my commitment irrelevant, my heart the same,

and I in shock for this ending clean,

my children aghast at their mother's dream.


Yet people do what they must do,

in search of self, and past undo,

to sleep at night from spectres vile,

who unveil truth and expose the lies.


So in my heart I forgive her now,

for all her pain and foolish self-doubt,

for in the end its happiness we seek,

and collateral damage unavoidable, bleak.


And life goes on, no soul mates find,

it's more about where happiness lies,

and relationships often have use-by-dates,

growing souls need tend their itches, aches.


All one can do is keep a loving heart,

no blame, no ill-will to keep us apart,

to live with love in all it's forms,

and allow souls to fly, not just conform.



Life is about change, and as painful as it can be, it is the source of our growth and doorways we could never have imagined.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks you Jamie, and also for the follow. Hope I continue to please with my thoughts and expression.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      You tackled the examination of this very hard time in ones life with skill and ease. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Martin, and yes the dice does roll, and where it lands nobody knows.

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      Martin Kloess 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great thoughts and words. But there are so instances where life takes one backwards.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jodah, I guess we all have past love breakups and what better, emotive subject to write about. Take care my Aussie friend.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Maria; glad you connected with my words.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Excellent poem Tony expressing the pain shared by many in times of major change. My favourite lines are:

      ...collateral damage unavoidable....,

      ...relationships often have use-by-dates..... and

      .... allow souls to fly, not just conform.

      These concepts ring true to those of us who have experienced a few relationships in our lives. Good write.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice poem Tony, a little sad, but that seems to be a theme around at the moment....I just wrote one about break-up myself. Well done as usual. Voted up.

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