After The Fall

After The Fall

A Story by wordman
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It was the night before Christmas

and all through the house

no one was home not even the mouse


But all a sudden appeared the

ghost of times past

come with me I heard her say

let me take you to a fonder day


As my eyes focused

I could see a wedding

it was me on my wedding day


You were so beautiful

a glow coming from your face

ahh then came the children 1,2 and 3

not much time for you and me


As the years went by

the glow slowly faded away

it seemed we argued most everyday

I guess we didn`t have much in common after all


And now it seems it`s time for the fall

the kids are grown and we`ve grown apart

it seems nothing comes from the heart

is it to late for a new start


Or could we find what we lost

and if we did what would it cost

could we ever start again

could we ever be friends


I guess only time will tell

but right now were both living in hell

is it to late for a new start

do we really want to part

can we find what we lost

and if we did what would it cost


And if we cross that bridge of

no return what would it cost

what would we learn...

© 2016 wordman


Author's Note

 wordman
hell this looks like a book ..we have a lot of divorce after years of marriage
this is where the insp came from

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First, let me say I love it. And then food for thought: I love the ending. And also, when I read the word "BRIDGE" > I thought, that's their bridge, thus cross OUR bridge, once steady and strong...? something, was thinking about the foundation of their bridge - once concreted, cemented, (by the best engineers) no cracks in that foundation, the cables, strong, they would never fall. Suspension Bridges. Maybe that's silly: I love this poem, you are a great writer. I see the song writing in the continueing of what is almost like a chorus. I was in this poem, myself, thinking of my past, and it is so relatable in a throw away world. I love the theme, the start, the change in tone...led me to more emotional sadness and then as I hoped, you gave them a chance to begin anew. I take marriage very seriously; the message is quite beautiful. Thank you so much - Oh and lastly sorry: please don't take offense; I have errors in posted poetry now: (too) late for a new start. I love this. Like you said, it is so hard to resist southern Thinkin! Thank you again.

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Sometimes the everyday life, routine, family, kids can get in the way of the essence of a relationship it takes alot of work to hold the newness but a life lived is better than a life not lived at all and no matter if the start happens again there will never truly be an end

Posted 3 Years Ago


 wordman

3 Years Ago

yes you are right,you never erase that moment in time,memories will always haunt you..thank you for .. read more
Even tho this isn't the smoothest piece you've written (I started out expecting something with a peppy little rhythm, but then things went a different way), it's one of my favorite messages of yours. This scenario is so honest & prevalent, not being stated like any person ever really knows just what to do, but conveying the many pros & cons & confusions that go along with such a life story. Never having been married or had kids myself, I've watched this from afar, wondering how couples manage to get the kids up & grown & off on their own, without imploding or killing each other. You've captured this jumble of feelings so well . . . as I imagine it must feel for those in the middle of it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


 wordman

3 Years Ago

thank you for reading ! life in motion
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When love and living become a mere routine, it loses wonder and feeling, becomes a machine like coldness. So sad when love looses it's flavor. You have to add spice to the pot to keep the taste buds longing. So relatable and well expressed, my friend :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


 wordman

4 Years Ago

thank you for the visit lynn it seems this is the norm in today's society
my husband once told some friends that once you consider divorce as an option you have lost the marriage...i think he was right...if you look at the joining of two lives from the standpoint of "oh well if it doesn't work we can get a divorce" you have already said the marriage has limits in the area of success..still i don't know if my thoughts are valid as we fell in love and got married 3 days later and stayed together and in love until cancer took his life over 25 years later...the poem is well penned and thought provoking...

Posted 4 Years Ago


 wordman

4 Years Ago

sounds like solid thought`s if you start to think about divorse then it`s really over,and if yo.. read more
Yes....what would they learn....this piece is psychological....sentimental....and philosophical all wrapped in one. Yes there is so much divorce after years of marriage. David and I have been married nearly a decade and I find that our love deepens with each passing year. Lovely write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 wordman

4 Years Ago

thank`s,and i agree,it should get better with age
Great write Ron that i am sure many will be able to relate to. Marriage takes work.. too many people forget that... it doesn't just run along merrily.. you BOTH have to nurture it, water it and prune the weeds!! lol
(Dont know why i went into a plant metaphor but i did lol)



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Well written and delivered!
This growing apart happens way to often, it's really sad:(
Professionals say start from the beginning, go back to the
basics, but like anything in life easier said then done:( Thanks
for sharing and b-blessed!

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