Almost Fell In Love (an acrostic poem)

At one time Riley thought he really cared for Tabitha

Little kisses snuck in when no one was looking

Making those goofy faces when they sent each other snaps

On the outside everything was perfect

Still, it was doomed to failure from the start

Too bad Tabitha was already married

 

Feelings were hurt when she wouldn’t leave her husband

Even after Riley had professed his feelings

Looking back it was probably all for the better

Leaving her husband would have put doubt in their relationship

 

It would have festered with Riley, wondering would she do it again

Never fully trusting her though he would try so hard

 

Little by little Tabitha and he grew apart

Only Jessica being there for him got him through it

Vixen that she was, she showed him what commitment could deliver

Eventually he grew to appreciate the wife he already had over the one he wanted

 

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Creative Spirit (an acrostic poem)

Cursing up a storm, Artie raged against the rain of bad news

Reality was determined to corner her into marrying Brad

Everything was just too perfect.  He was handsome, kind, interesting

Absolutely the perfect man for her, and yet…

The truth of it was Artie didn’t believe in marriage

It wasn’t the commitment.  It was all the baggage that came with it

Vivid memories of her parents’ divorce still played in her nightmares

Everything having to do with matching rings made her queasy

 

Still if she didn’t say yes it meant she was saying no to Brad

Plenty of women would gladly take her place in his life

Inspired by that conundrum, Artie began to draw

Reaching inward to find an answer or some sort of compromise

If there was a way to do this, she would find it

That or decide whether she wanted to live the rest of her life with Brad or herself