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Barry Van Allen


Aftermath


After 18 years of marriage,
she said to him - ' it's over ' ! ,
It was not even close to being
from the blue! ...
That big 'ole '- Teddy bear,
is now out there on his own!

He had not had a drink in 17,
every morning, up at 5,
and then home again at 5 ,
because he loved her for all that he was worth!

After 18 years of marriage,
and 2 children that he raised,
she had the nerve to plant this seed...
- - - neither one was his!

He allowed that she was in control,
and that he had made mistakes,
... she has made a huge one now!

The good news is that he has several friends,
and I am one of them,
that are willing to get hurt - - -
to stop that Teddy - Bear - - -
and keep him out of jail - - -
... when he gets drunk!

Submitted: Saturday, March 10, 2007
Edited: Monday, January 31, 2011

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  • Con Nie (3/31/2007 3:51:00 AM)

    Sad story, but good that he has good friends. Hope he finds true love and he will be able to most likely when he gives up the drinking. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (3/17/2007 3:17:00 PM)

    And what are friends for if not to save you from yourself? Good for you, Barry - your heart's in the right place!
    Linda :) x (Report) Reply

  • Diane Violet (3/13/2007 12:14:00 AM)

    There are all kinds of seeds...of hope, of love, of kindness.....then there are those who think it necessary to plant seeds that destroy........thank goodness he has you and his other friends! !
    Hugs, Diane (Report) Reply

  • Dee Daffodil (3/10/2007 11:08:00 AM)

    Tough situation for your buddy to be in....he must be so angry. You are a good friend to have.
    Hugs,
    Dee (Report) Reply

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