Rowdy Solomon

(11/20/1991 / MACON, GA)

Face Down


t was cold, but not as cold as you. Rain blanketed my jacket as layered as my son in the same room. I saw the wine bottle empty giving me the indication he definitely had a shot. You laughed, eyes glazed as doughnuts as he undressed you and licked you like ice cream. My son rolled over, away from the nightmare taking place north of him as you went south.


I saw how you bit his ear and scratched him deep. You told me he was just a thirsty guy, but apparently you were just as hungry. The screams... the loud moans... the rolling into different positions cringing on and on... I'm gone.


Finally he flips you and I slide in the window. He's pounding deep but not as fast as my heart. My tears overtake me but I manage to keep quiet. I grab my son and I leave. I hope you enjoy.


I played the hand you gave me. You can't say I cheated because I caught my diamond in the rough red handed with someone she went to the club with. My heart is heavier than my burdens but at least it's not a spade like yours. He's your king now. Have fun with that joker. Game over...


You may wonder what we could have been but that is one card I will leave just like I left you... face down.

Submitted: Friday, June 06, 2014

Topic(s): Heartbreak


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  • Colleen Courtney (6/8/2014 11:19:00 AM)

    A very well written piece. However it saddens me because it is a reminder that so many children have to live in these type of cicrmstances. (Report) Reply

    Rowdy Solomon (6/12/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    Yes, is very sad all around. I truly hope we can get it together not just for our sakes, but the children.

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