By Charles Robert Lindholm

You’re supposed to be brave

You’re not supposed to cry

but I fumbled with my smile each time

I was forced to mumble, Hi!

Sitting in the airport

for a ten day business trip

I can keep the tears from falling

If I bite my upper lip

I was ambushed at the front door

with the truth about her lies

there were no hugs or kisses

when we said our last good-byes

She disguised the clues so cleverly

she didn’t want me to know

and now, no vow could hold her

she’s packing up to go

Overlapping Lovers

I found out way to late

standing in a line

waiting at the gate

I fumbled with my smile, again

offering up my name

as my broken heart reminds me

Life won’t be the same

© 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved

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Chuck Lindholm,
The Reluctant Poet

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4-1-2017 April Fools Day  6:30 a.m.

Please visit – “Decisions” by Linda Rose of Scatterednotebooks!

This wonderful poem provided the inspiration for my poem here and I owe her a huge Thank You!!  Gold Stars for Linda who has now joined my “Inspirators Gang” (someone who has provided the seed, the spark that spawned a poem from me).

This is yet another example of the benefit of keeping a Word Bank when you run across something that hits you as Great!  I made a deposit in Linda’s account in my Word Bank for “I fumbled with my smile” and Boom, now it has paid dividends!!

Please go and visit Linda/Scatterednotebooks and check out her wonderful works!!