The worst loss is
when someone else orchestrates it out of malice,
or some jealousy or personal vendetta,
there is no way to undo the lies told,
the despicable actions of narcissistic souls
who found us a threat and acted upon it out of self-interest.
Mud sticks and people are often too easy in believing lies,
when truth is so evident, abundantly proven, but to no avail,
as malicious people gather support any way they can,
their lies and manipulation so sincere,
hapless souls believe them,
for it is so easy to despise and blame.
Tomorrow is my best friends birthday,
he is ninety years old, and instead of being by his side
as I have been for over thirty years,
he has been taken away to live elsewhere,
the move and segregation deliberate and pointed,
out of jealousy and concerns of siblings losing inheritance money.
I have cared for and supported both my friend
and his wife for many years,
and she turned so swiftly against me, all from her daughters lies,
and I can’t even talk to him, cut off on every level,
my heart broken and still raw, after all those years of my giving,
time and attention to their growing needs, as they got older.
These people were my in-laws,
and not their own children took care of them, I did,
after divorcing their daughter more than ten years ago,
and still my friend is captive to a narcissist,
too old to fend for himself, too old to contest a woman capable of anything,
and it saddens me so much what she and her daughters have done,
for no real reason.
I sent a card to my dear friend,
to wish him every happiness in his ninety first year of life,
but I doubt he’ll ever receive it,
for that is the price we must pay for those who are heartless
and whose ideals in life are so superficial,
and who blame those who are loved because of their own ineptitude.
I have surrendered and forgiven, to be at peace with all this,
and it no longer keeps me up at night,
but I just hope my dear friend is able to be happy
whatever his circumstances,
for he is much loved and missed every day,
and I will never forget.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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