For today’s post I’m sharing one last poem I wrote and hope that now they’re out of my system and I can move on to writing about other things, maybe even find a story about my dad to share with you.
“It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No, but they are what make us unique.”
Easy Does It
You married me because it was easy;
the only thing complicated about our relationship
was other people: children, exes, and other relations.
We should have known better.
The chemistry part was easy,
I’ll grant you that. That came easily
and freely until our bodies grew older.
We could have tried harder.
Love isn’t, and shouldn’t be, that simple.
A good marriage takes practice,
plenty of hard work, and open communication.
Easy should not have been the prerequisite.
When the going got just a little bit tough,
you decided you’d had enough.
Time to “move forward” you said,
“We had a really good run,” you said.
You don’t love me that way anymore
and that’s probably true. Now you tell me it’s
always been easy with her (sounds so familiar).
I hope easy does it for you this time.
It’s not easy on this end, but I’m doing the homework.
This lesson is a hard one but in the end
it will make me stronger and smarter;
I won’t need to take the easy way out.