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Amongst other things, this is a love story.... the theme changes occasionally... this year it is fitness and learning to love yourself.

22 April 2014

26 Greatest loves of my life - Lets call him Sherlock. #atozchallenge

Sherlock and I were workmates. We became friends. I didn't want to fall in love with him. I was convinced my heart still belonged to the Rooster. I have never fooled anyone, quite as well as I have fooled myself.

Unlike the Rooster, Sherlock was generous with his time and attention. He worked on the road, I was in charge of arranging his jobs. I lived close to the office. He began to visit during his breaks. It was convenient. He had a strong jaw and solid stature. We were both single. Well, technically he wasn't in a committed relationship.

He had two women in his life. One he couldn't let go of, and one he wanted to hold onto. They were unaware of each other, or that he chased every other woman he came into contact with.


We promised each other not to develop any strong feelings towards each other. Just hang out, morning coffees, drinks after work, fun. This is how I developed my rule of three. Whether it's a relationship, drinks or a kiss - after the third time, something changes.  Before you make your third move consider the consequences.

Here's a poem, inspired by Sherlock circa early 90's.

Two feet on the ground
your head in the air.
Searching for something
that will never be there.

You go out with strangers
and stay out till late.
Skull a few lagers
then call 'em your mates.

Lend a few promises.
Repeat a few lies.
Create misdemeanours
for the sake of no ties.

The journey to self
is hard for a while.
Start with the truth 
and feel your self smile.

It's no fun to be loved,
if love can't be seen.
Accept who you are, 
and what you have been.

Have you ever fooled yourself into loving the wrong person, at the wrong time, for all the wrong reasons?


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