Frozen in Ice (Part Two)


ballroom-style blues

He led her to his truck, and then quickly to a nearby motel,

Slow and easy he stirred her embers into a raging fire,

Filling her needs with practiced deeds, in ways she would never tell,

Then he said, “It’s time for you to go, though your body I still admire,”

For the first time since she had ventured to seek fun in the town,

Did she remember her husband and kids at home,

She wanted her normal life where peace and quiet were found,

“If only they will take me back, no longer will I roam,”

The consequences of her actions were terrible to comprehend,

It was too late to take back the wantonness she had displayed,

What could she say to justify herself? “Don’t worry, he’s just a friend,”

It was easier to blame her husband for the choices she had made,

It was then she began considering her husband’s reaction,

“He’s a good man, and he works hard to provide for us,

He just takes me for granted, and if he had paid any fraction

Of his time on romance, there wouldn’t be anything to discuss,”

“He’s the reason I was starved for attention and had to go out,”

Just thinking that made her angry all over again, “He doesn’t care,”

But her guilt was building up inside, filling her with pain and doubt,

“Will he take me back?  Will he know? How much should I share?”

David took her back to the dance, to see if her friend was there,

But she was gone, the place was closed, and Rhonda was quite upset,

From the shadows she heard a man’s voice, booming for all to hear,

“Rhonda, it looks like you’ve been rode hard and put away wet,”

That voice, she recognized it, it was a friend she knew from church,

“You’re not as good as you claimed to be,” he said with a sneer,

“I see you’ve been playing around, and left your husband in the lurch,

 But I won’t tell, if you share with me, I’ll even call you dear,”

He laughed again, a guttural laugh, and approached in the light,

She shrank back in horror, as her friend whispered her name,

Rhonda grabbed David’s arm, “Let’s go, before he wants to fight!”

But her real fear was everyone would hear, and all would know her shame,

(To Be Continued)

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8 thoughts on “Frozen in Ice (Part Two)

  1. Emotions and feelings whilst fulfilling our lives, can cause so much pain and sorrow, Dan, but without them we are not fully human. The trouble is when they lead us astray, just like your character, Rhonda, who’s beginning to learn the consequences of her actions… Good read my friend, will be back for part 3…. xPenx

    • Those same emotions and feelings go into characters as I’m writing. That causes the story to take directions that I didn’t intend to take. Originally two parts, this story is now four parts and I’m struggling over the ending. Rhonda is not cooperating. Her emotions and stubbornness are conflicting with mine. We both have to be true to our characters.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • I’ve been trying to let my characters tell their stories. Of course, parts of my life get mixed in too, as well as those of people i know or read about.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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