WHAT IF She was then 16 years old And now, has been married to him 10 years. It took her a long time to figure things out. Hearing little bits of information that slipped out in conversions. His best friend had loved her. All that time when she had lived a town away, All the things that he had done and continued to do. This made her think…. What if she hadn’t played the role of faithful girlfriend now wife? To that unfaithful bastard, Who was busy winning the heart, And bending the legs, of her best friends’ friend. What if she hadn’t paid attention? To the teachings of loyalty, And stuck with him through thick and thin, Because she was naive. What if….when his best friend, Often travelled all that way to see her, to be with her. What if she had told him how much she liked him…. What if he had told of his feelings for her? What if she had kissed him, When she wanted so much to do. What if he had held her, When he so often wanted to. What if he had told her, What he knew her boyfriend, now husband, was up to. What if she had let herself know him better…. What if....a life time away. She had made her naïve bed, And was to lie in it no more. Respect, faithfulness, loyalty and love Is a two way street, She thought… as behind her she closed the door.