Silver Linings. Play. Book.

Made a mistake. Kissed a snake.
……………………………………………-‘Cinderella’ jump rope rhyme

Married him, too.
Said I do.

And did.
(He didn’t.)
Goodbye. Good riddance.

Sometimes knowing what’s
is helped along by living
the worst.

-hold: my broken.
Unfold: His grace.

A kind man’s face.
A scotchtaped heart.
A stage. A start.
A fresh page.
I do, for two.

See these scars?
That’s where the
light shines through.


Prompted by dVerse. Come play! 



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24 Responses to Silver Linings. Play. Book.

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    By way of clarity…about 5 years after my divorce (married at 20, divorced by 21), and a couple of years after his, my now amazing husband (of almost 18 years) and I met while writing a Christmas play for our church. We showed up for a writer’s team meeting. The ‘team’ ended up being the two of us. 20 years later, we’re still going strong.

  2. Marie Elena says:

    God is amazing. Gracious. Forgiving. A great matchmaker. The best. (And your poem? So YOU!! So I love it.)

  3. Beautifully said, as usual! ❤

  4. C.C. says:

    The title, the kissing of the snake, the ‘I do’s’ and ‘he didn’t’s’ all down to the Cohen nod at the end—so powerful. I absolutely love this, De….not just the way you’ve written it, but the true story behind it! Yay 🙂

  5. Barry D. says:

    “See these scars?
    That’s where the
    light shines through.”

    This is poignant and beautiful writing.

  6. NJ says:

    Sometimes knowing what’s
    is helped along by living
    the worst.

    I can vouch for that. Though not in the marital kind. I also loved the last verse. Well, I actually love the whole poem! I know people who have gone through this and I can just imagine how it must feel. This is a very powerful piece.

    P.S. This is NinJa 😉 , sending happiness your way.

  7. PSC says:

    Oh my, yes! Beautiful, De. ❤

  8. Bryan Ens says:

    Thank goodness for second chances…and love that last stanza about light shining through the scars.

  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Sometimes knowing what’s
    best is helped along by living
    the worst.

    Beautifully poignant write, De ❤

  10. Grace says:

    Goodness, this a lovely personal share ~ Love how it ended up with a team for 2 ~ This part is very inspiring:

    -hold: my broken.
    Unfold: His grace.

  11. This is such a perfect example of mistakes – a scotchtaped heart is just perfect.

  12. Mary says:

    De, I love this! There is truth in the old age that one learns by one’s mistakes! And…a true love is worth waiting a bit for. Wonderful poem & message.

  13. So cleverly told. So glad He sent you the “I do for two” man. You deserve the best, my dear.

  14. Kir Piccini says:

    Oh…I just love your words


  15. jillys2016 says:

    Hmmm – funny, but writing brought another 2 together 😉 Amazing things, these words we wrangle.

  16. Lovely. I especially liked “scotchtaped heart” – many can relate to that.

  17. Shawna says:

    “a fresh page” … ha; clever double meaning in this

  18. The kind of mistake that shapes lives ever after and makes for a very good poem!

  19. Not a mistake, a retake! Fixing what’s broken, is no small token! Beautifully penned, friend!

  20. ‘Funny’.. how ‘that’ works..
    snakes can be men
    and women too..
    but iT iS
    ofTen A snake
    hiss of his or her that
    make the most beautiful
    and BalanCinG children oF aLL..
    i suppose as alWays the sacrifice
    iS for
    whoLe and
    the Struggle
    oF liGht from
    dARk tHe sAMe
    my FriEnd as i AM
    born of the hiss of snake
    more or less.. but oF Love
    too.. noW.. of fearless NatuRE WeLL..
    so yeah.. somenows
    A dArk hiss.. leads
    to oh.. the BriGhtest
    Kisses oF aLL noW..
    and understanding
    the Nature of both
    the Snake and the
    KiSs iS ulTiMaTe
    poTenTial PeAce
    oF MiNd and BoDy
    S O U L noW.. Ah..
    BaLanCe iN dArK
    and liGht.. mY FriEnd..
    and truly sorry iF one sees
    Me IS A Snake but thaT iS thE
    gift of my fatHeR.. tHe thiCK sKiN..
    thE Love.. the gifT iNsiDe.. mY FriEnd..
    The moTheR
    oF i aS TOTaLLy
    WeLL iN Fearless Love..:)

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