by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You’re supposed to be brave
You’re not supposed to cry

but I fumbled with my smile each time
I was forced to mumble, Hi! 

Sitting in the airport
for a ten day business trip
I can keep the tears from falling
If I bite my upper lip

I was ambushed at the front door
with the truth about her lies
there were no hugs or kisses
when we said our last good-byes

She disguised the clues so cleverly
she didn’t want me to know
and now, no vow could hold her
she’s packing up to go

Overlapping Lovers
I found out way to late
standing in a line
waiting at the gate

I fumbled with my smile, again
offering up my name
as my broken heart reminds me
Life won’t be the same

© 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
4-1-2017 April Fools Day  6:30 a.m.

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  1. As always…i am feeling it…

  2. So Glad My Friend! Thank You so much for Your comments!

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