The Dark Side of the Groom.

The phone rings and a woman answers it -

hello?
Hi Mum.
I’m great!
How are you?

Yes.
The boys are good.
Grant has taken them to Soccer Practice.
They’re getting really good!
Grant?
Umm he’s doing ok.
He got skipped for that promotion he wanted.
I don’t understand.. he works so hard.
Other than that
he’s been good.
He’s slowed down on the drinking …
ha ha
We can’t really afford it at the moment….

You know what Mum,
just last night..
He turned up with the biggest bunch of flowers.
I couldn’t believe it.
It was huge
And surprise??
You could have knocked my sox off…
I mean
there was no reason
It was completely unexpected..
He’s not known for his gift giving!!

Yes,
You’re right it is the first time.
But Mum,
You know what he said?
He said
Oh Darls
You know I love ya…
I’m real sorry about last night.
I didn’t mean to hit ya.
It WON’T happen again.

The thing is
I think he really means is this time.
He was so upset….

The eye’s a bit better this morning.
Looks like I went mad with the eyeshadow though
ha ha ha ha.

Yeah,
Ok.
Good talking to you.
Yes,
I’ll stay in touch…

they hang up & the woman looks at you and she says
‘You know what my Mum said, with mascara running down her plump cheeks??
She sang "Don’t Take him back.
Please don’t Take him back.
Dear Don’t take him back. I need You here…
and your life is dear….
and I need you here…" ’

The Dark Side of the Groom.

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Newcastle, Australia

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L.Kaye March 2010

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