A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about dating a coworker, after divorce.




December 23, 1995

A chance encounter at festival time
Brought two strangers together.
Two strangers met and found comfort
In each others' embraces.

We should have known it could not last
For we are very different.
Caught up by festival we foolishly thought
Physical love could last.

I am grateful that it has ended
And we can still be friends.
We both have grown wiser and stronger
After the folly of festival.

For Bill S.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 26. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, dating, party, relationship

My Youngish Adult Poetry


Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..