Alison Cassidy

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

The Affair - Poem by Alison Cassidy

The
Suspicion
Discovery
Betrayal
Poun ding heart
Fearful imaginings
Awful sadness

The
Questions
Recriminations
Ultimatum
Uneasy forgiveness
Reluctant understanding
Beginnings of trust

The
Lesson
Listening
Sharin g
Steely determination
Cautious acceptance
Unconditional loving


Comments about The Affair by Alison Cassidy

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/21/2008 8:11:00 PM)

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

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  • Rookie - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (11/1/2006 3:16:00 PM)

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

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

    Amazing detail in so few words... great write, Alison!
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Original Unknown Girl (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

  • Rookie Fil LeBoeuf (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

  • Gold Star - 39,332 Points 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

  • Rookie Ulrike Gerbig (7/20/2006 7:14:00 PM)

    well, i see and hear and read you!

    u. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Esther Leclerc (7/15/2006 10:58:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,329 Points Jerry Hughes (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

  • Rookie - 43 Points 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.
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (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

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (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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