Another Lover

Another Lover

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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Sometimes it happens like this.

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I guess I shouldn't be
surprised.
In the
beginning, the women are
attracted to the light,
the writing.
But after a while,
they hate it.
They get jealous;
as if I had another
lover.
I suppose I do.
And when I'm in my stride
I don't give them the
attention that they crave and
desire.
When the words and
lines are flowing
the women seem so needy
so greedy.
I guess it's not fair that
I devote my heart to
writing--but truth be told,
they knew what they
were getting
themselves into.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
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I do think it's worth noting that anyone who feels the need to compete with something that you also love probably isn't the right person for you, but I don't think you necessarily need me to say that, consider it more for anyone else who stumbles upon this review.
It is a struggle though because to be a good writer, especially if you're writing anything personal, you have to love it. You have to spend a lot of time doing it and focusing on it. I can see how that would be an easy thing to be jealous of, but like you said, they knew what they were getting themselves into. Crazy how some people will walk into a situation knowing full well what it is and still be shocked when it turns out exactly as expected.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Yes, exactly. Thank you for reading and commenting.



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Everything in life has to be balanced, any tilt leads to failure.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Very true. Balance is key. Thanks for the reminder, Andrew.
Women and men alike can be fickle creatures. I can be needy at time but I understand the need for alone time; quiet time. I often need time away from everyone to collect my thoughts. If I’m writing go do you, if I’m reading do something that gives you enjoyment. We can meet in the middle. Shrugs but not everyone is like that.

Some say I was too needy, some say I was too distant. Some people aren’t compatible for core inner self reasons.

I love this poem and how it speaks of what the woman was drawn to and then bam out the door because of that very thing. Well worded and the idea is conveyed clearly. Thank you for sharing this very relatable human piece of poetry.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

You are welcome. Sometimes we need those sexual connection even if it isn’t going to be long term... read more
Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Lol. Very true.
Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

It’s basic human nature and some of us are more sexual at our base than others.
So very true Thomas - a profound insight. And having Books on Amazon makes it all so super-real - there is no getting away from an Author's public profile. It must be very galling for the partners I guess. Excellent ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
Thomas,
You sound like Picasso, when he first met a new lover he painted her as beautiful and real... as time went by, and they no longer got along (mostly his fault), he used his cubist wizardry to convert them to this new perception of nagger, shrew, and gold-digger.
Vol


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Very interesting. Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.
If you tell her that she is the inspiration behind all your poems then surely she won't feel jealous of the affection you give your words ..

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

That is true, Stella. Thank you for reading.
A vivid write, but if I had to make a choice it would be, hands-down-the woman.
A keyboard doesn't keep you warm at night.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Lol. That is true. I appreciate the read and comment.
Writing is a personal thing, that's why we do it. The creative process takes time and dedication. I suppose a woman would want all that spent on her.

There are times when a woman doesn't feel sure about her relationship. She needs to be convinced. If something like writing gets in the way of the time that could have been spent on her, that sure feeling is in danger.

A nice littel poem, Thomas. :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.
I love this poem for the honesty. Yes, writing is a first love for you and they must remember that. Its not as if you're cheating them with another woman. Its your art and it must be respected. Nothing can compare with the spiritual gratification, it provides. Very well written.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for the read and comment.

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Added on May 29, 2024
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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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