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Fake It Until You Make It

Ask Me in December

By Shirley BelkPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
What Say You???

January started out with enthusiasm and a spark.

She had met him at a summer Shakespeare in the Park.

Hadn't thought much about him after that though,

Until they saw each other in a group, playing in the snow.


By February, they were definitely a couple, quite an item,

Kissing, cuddling, and long texts that she would write him.

March sped by with romantic dates lasting long into the night,

they decided to move in together, taking love to a new height.


April then May seemingly came and then just as suddenly, went...

and by now they were questioning the time and money each had spent.

June and July were long and humid, so very, very hot,

tempers flared at each other and their manners they forgot.


By August, contemplating a split, but September came a cease fire,

with football, falling leaves, and such, bad times didn't seem as dire.

October still ups and downs, but they worked harder to be nice,

he gave her wine and roses...in the bedroom, she gave him lots of spice.


November was kind of scary and definitely more "tricky..."

They spent the time with in-laws and that was kind of iffy.

Go ahead and ask me, I know you want to know, "Will they make it?"

Ask Me in December...until then, they might just have to fake it!


This was for Babs' Unofficial Challenge:

Disclaimer: I am not one to give relationship advice. After I wrote this poem, I found a picture to go with it. The site gives some worthy insight into the first year of a healthy relationship:

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About the Creator

Shirley Belk

Mother, Nana, Sister, Cousin, & Aunt who recently retired. RN (Nursing Instructor) who loves to write stories to heal herself and reflect on all the silver linings she has been blessed with

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  • Tiffany Gordon 19 days ago


  • L.C. Schäfer20 days ago

    I love I love my calendar girl 🎤🎤🎤🎤

  • Mark Gagnon23 days ago

    Stopping by to say congratulations, Shirley!

  • Ameer Bibi23 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 for top story amazing poem great work

  • Very well written. Keep up the good work!

  • Amber Bristow26 days ago

    Great work 👏🏼

  • I'm back to say congratulations on your top story

  • I fell in love with this poem! You reminded me of 33 years of memories. Congratulations, You go girl! 😍

  • John Cox27 days ago

    Circling back to congratulate you on Top Story, Shirley. Well deserved!

  • Natasha Collazo27 days ago

    🥳 congrats!!!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Andrea Corwin 28 days ago

    Oh you clever one!! I loved this! 💕

  • D. D. Lee28 days ago

    I love when poetry has a rhythmic flow. Congrats on T.S.!

  • Lamar Wiggins28 days ago

    Ahh, the struggles of making it work. Great poem, Shirley! And congrats on your TS!

  • Lana V Lynx28 days ago

    This is very cool, the entire cycle of relationship in one poem!

  • Anna 28 days ago

    Congrats on TS!

  • Margaret Brennan28 days ago

    this was great. loved the characters and how they progressed.

  • Rachel Deeming28 days ago

    I loved this, Shirley. It was a proper charting of a relationship and fun too!

  • Paul Stewart28 days ago

    Glad to see this got Top Story - congrats Shirley! :)

  • Cathy holmes28 days ago

    Congrats on the TS

  • Heather Hubler28 days ago

    A whole story wrapped up in just a few lines! And I love how their moods matched the seasons. The part about November and being with 'in-laws' was too funny. Loved it!! Congratulations on TS!!

  • This is great!! Especially the ending😂🤣

  • Muraliabout a month ago

    Suspense! 🤔

  • A great one! Happy to subscribe to your work!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Haha. Love that ending.

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