Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

The Affair - Poem by Alison Cassidy

Poun ding heart
Fearful imaginings
Awful sadness

Uneasy forgiveness
Reluctant understanding
Beginnings of trust

Sharin g
Steely determination
Cautious acceptance
Unconditional loving

Comments about The Affair by Alison Cassidy

  • (3/21/2008 8:11:00 PM)

    awesome affair...........needs awesome writing....................... (Report) Reply

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  • (11/1/2006 3:16:00 PM)

    A love-cake and I see all the ingredients are there. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (10/29/2006 5:30:00 PM)

    Amazing detail in so few words... great write, Alison!
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  • (10/10/2006 7:43:00 AM)

    Allie - this is a very profound poem. One which is close to my heart right now, I am experiencing all of this from both sides of the coin. Thank you for such a lovely poem. xx: -) (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2006 2:36:00 AM)

    Wow Alison...never heard the whole incident broken down so well...powerful word use in this one for sure. I especially like 'fearful imaginings.' Provokes instant stress into the reader. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/23/2006 10:01:00 PM)

    Allie...You said it all...Stem to Stern...Straight Shootin', insightful Write...and i like it very much...Solid Penning, my dear! '''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2006 7:14:00 PM)

    well, i see and hear and read you!

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  • (7/15/2006 10:58:00 PM)

    When the penitent and the aggrieved come together in forgiveness and renewal, there is love. (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2006 3:27:00 AM)

    ...on second thought, it isn't just life's tapestry, it's life's D N A, and we only get one crack at that... (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (7/12/2006 10:21:00 PM)

    Short on words - long on meaning. You said it all, in spades. Been there, done that, with the exception of the last line - just didn't happen.
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  • (7/8/2006 4:22:00 AM)

    Agreed with Declan (finally he has this in writing) . A journey through the emotions ending in the ideal - yes, can relate to each and every one, indeed. t x (Report) Reply

  • (7/8/2006 4:13:00 AM)

    I can buy that. Sometimes you just have to work at these things. Well constructed Alison. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 13, 2010

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