Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories, Uncategorized

His Dilemma

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The torment he feels
Is in part, his own doing.
He now realizes the danger of his actions.
He is no longer innocent as he thought.

Conflicted, he must decide
To either play along to save his job,
Or confess to the one he loves
To save his relationship.

His dilemma is real.
His agony is something
He foolishly did not anticipate.
His carelessness can cost him everything!

  

[ This is Part 9 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 10. See previous installments here.]

   


Contents written: August 24 2016 |  Originally published: August 25 2016 |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories

The Talk

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The next day at work, Jack did as he promised…

Jack:
Good morning Carol,
can I talk to you
in private for a second?

Carol:
Oh sure, Jack.
Anything for you.

Jack:
About the note you put in my pocket…
I’m really sorry if I lead you on,
that was never my intention.
I’m just really playful
and I guess I took it too far.

I have a girlfriend.
Perhaps I should have been
more clear about that,
so I apologize if I wasn’t.
I’m really, really sorry.

Carol:
Oh Jack, you silly boy…
Of course I knew
you had a girlfriend!
I asked around
and found out all about you.

Jack:
Oh! Whoa! So what were you hoping
would happen here?

Carol:
Well Jack, it’s really
not that complicated!
You know you’re attracted to me,
I can tell.
And now you know
the attraction is mutual.
So…

Jack:
Well Carol, I’m sorry,
but nothing’s going to happen.
My girlfriend found that note,
and now she won’t even come home
until I fix this mess!

Carol:
Oh, you poor baby,
that’s too bad.
Is there trouble in paradise?

Jack:
This isn’t funny, Carol!
You? You and I? No!
I… I can never do that to my girlfriend.
I love her too much.

Carol:
Well, see, I don’t think
you really have a choice, Jack.
If you don’t want to see me
then life here at work can get really,
really complicated for you.

Jack:
What? Wait a minute!
What are you doing?
Are you…?
Are you black-mailing me?

 

[ This is Part 8 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 9. See previous installments here.]

 


Contents written: August 22 2016 | Originally published: August 24 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories

The Details

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Jack:
See Mary, that’s where you’re wrong.
She’s new.
Most of my interactions with her
Are in passing. No deep conversations.

Mary:
Go on…

Jack:
Do I think she’s attractive? Yes.
I can appreciate
The physical beauty in any woman!
But I find emotional and intellectual beauty
More appealing. You know that!

Do I think she’s smart? Yes.
She does a great job
With her presentations
And she’s a good team player.

Am I attracted to her intelligence? Yes.
I find all intelligence to be attractive
Regardless of gender. You know that also!

Was I too playful with her? Perhaps.
It’s just who I am.
I’m always my real self with everyone.
You know I like being authentic,
But sometimes I go too far, I know that.

Was this one of those times?
Perhaps.
If I lead her on, Mary,
It was completely unintentional.

I would never purposely ruin
What you and I have.
I never want to hurt you,
I love you too much!

Mary:
OKay, well that’s good to know.

Jack:
First thing tomorrow I’ll talk to her.
I’ll fix this Mary, I promise!
I know I’m not perfect
And I know you never ask me to be,
But I’m gonna have to work on this.
I don’t want you ever thinking
You can’t trust me.
Now will you please come home?

 

[ This is Part 7 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 8. See previous installments here.]


Contents written: August 17 2016 | Originally published: August 23 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Wrong Answer

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Jack:
I took too long to answer?
What does that mean?

Mary:
The devil is in the details,  Jack,
I’m not an idiot!
It’s one thing to admit you think
That she or any woman is attractive,
That’s normal,  you’re human.
But it’s something else entirely
When you can’t exercise self control.
If you don’t know where to draw the line
With your playfulness
Then you’re setting yourself up
For problems!

Jack:
What do you mean?

Mary:
Well, a woman who knows
You have a girlfriend
Just put a love note in your pocket.
She’s either a home wrecker by nature
Or was given the impression by you that
a) you’re not happy in your relationship at home or
b) you don’t mind having something extra on the side.

Jack:
Geez Mary,
Why in the world would I do that?
I love you, I value our relationship,
I have no need for anyone else.
I was just playing around!

Mary:
OK Jack, then answer me this,
Does she know you have a girlfriend?

Jack:
Umm, I’m not sure.
It never really came up!

Mary:
WRONG ANSWER, JACK !
That right there is why
She thinks she has a chance!
You’re acting like you’re single
When you’re not.
Why would you do that?

[ This is Part 6 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 7. See previous installments here.]

 


Contents written: August 17 2016 | Originally published: August 19 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Agony Of Love Series, Poetry, Short Stories

The Phone Call

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She summoned the strength
To fix the ugly mess
She saw in the mirror,
But what really needed fixing
Was her wounded heart!

Her phone rang…

Him:
Baby where are you?
Please come home?
We can fix this, I promise!
It’s all a huge misunderstanding!!!
Can we just talk this out like always?

Her:
I’m at a hotel.
I couldn’t breathe, Jack.
Finding that note damn near killed me!
How could you do this to me?
How could you do this to us?

Him:
I’m sorry, Mary,
I was just being playful.
I really didn’t mean anything by it.
I joke around with everyone at the office.
You know how I am!

Her:
Yes, I know you’re playful,
It’s one of the things I love about you,
But there has to be something
That made her think
There was more to your playfulness.

Him:
Honestly Mary, I don’t know!
I’m the same way with her
As I am with everyone.
I honestly don’t know
What made her think there was more!

Her:
Jack, please don’t play me for a fool?
Don’t play the dumb card with me.
You should know by now
I see right through that kind of crap!
I’ve dated enough sleezy guys to know.
I thought you were different!

Him:
Mary, please, I’m not lying.
Nothing happened!

Her:
Just answer me one question,
Are you attracted to her?
A woman can tell
By simple actions
If a guy is into her.

Long pause…

Him:
Well she is attractive…

Her:
You took way too long
To answer my question, Jack.
I’m starting to think
You’re not as innocent
As you’d like me to believe.

 

[ This is Part 5 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 6. See previous installments HERE ]

 


Contents written: August 17 2016 | Originally published: August 18 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Agony Of Love Series

Her Ache…

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She needs to rest her brain;
Too many thoughts swirl within;
So she lays down
But rest won’t come.

The lonely hotel room
Absent of anything familiar,
Makes her numb, which is perhaps best —
Her agony is unreal.

She’s alone and in need of comfort.
He would always be
Her shoulder to cry on,
But now he is the source of her pain.

Insecurities bombard her now;
She’s terrified!
She doesn’t want to lose him,
But the hurt he caused is unbearable.

Her heart needs answers.
She must know the truth.
She must return to face her fate;
She needs peace.

So she breathes —
Deep, slow breaths,
Hoping to calm herself;
Hoping to ease the pain.

They spoke of forever,
Their shared dreams
And hopes now shattered.
Was it all a lie?

Her ache pierces through her soul
To find a shred of hope.
Is this the end?
Or can they fix this?

 

[ This is Part 4 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 5. Read entire series here.]

 


Contents written: August 16 2016  | Originally published: August 16 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Agony Of Love Series, Short Stories, Uncategorized

His mistake

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He came home
Expecting to find her there
But she was gone.
There was no note.

The house was clean.
Dinner was on the stove
But not complete.
Where was she?

The door to the washer was open
With clothes inside,
But his pants and the opened note
Lay on the floor.

He froze.
She wasn’t supposed to see that note.
He meant to get rid of it but forgot.
How dumb!

He flirted with that girl
From time to time
But nothing ever came of it
Or so he thought!

In his head it was all harmless fun.
He was attracted to her
But loved his girlfriend.
Being playful was just his nature.

He never expected her to fall for him.
He never expected his silly antics
Would turn into anything more.
He didn’t understand the power of his words.

 

[ This is Part 3 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 4. Read entire series here ]

 


Contents written: August 14 2016  |  Originally published: August  16 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises