he unzipped his wallet and
bought his freedom.
It cost him
one beautiful bride,
the hearts of two daughters,
one bribed son’s mind,
every other holiday,
“four” nights a week he doesn't use
plus three more he didn’t want anyway,
countless hugs and snuggles,
laughter and smiles,
good night kisses,
one signed letter of resignation as Protector,
Helper, Lover, Leader.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars,new homes,
exorbitant attorney fees,
therapy for everyone else,
stomachaches ad nauseum,
(vomitus, pukus, ignoramus.)
Credibility, reputation, trust and respect, spent.
Freedom is never free.
Is there a book on why not to give in to temptation and have an affair?
Would a person in the throes of temptation ever stop to read a book?
I wonder... if only my friend had known the true cost before throwing his family away.
If only he had recognized the true enemy.
Would he have realized that freedom is never free?
Does he know that God's forgiveness is?
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