Editor’s note: The following post was written by the Lovefraud reader “LadyinRed.”
I call myself Lady in Red.
Surreal, this journey has been, ongoing it is.
I live in hiding.
A facade, a delusion much of my life has been.
I finally awoke.
I became aware.
This last year has shown me.
A sense of entitlement I see in so many.
They take from others, wanting more.
A mask they wear.
Welcome to my theatre, a comic tragedy.
I was half past my fourth decade, separated for years, two daughters I raised.
One day my eldest said, I did something for you, come see!
She showed me an account on a date site in my name.
Time to get out there she said, play the dating game.
A computer I had never used; I felt like a fool.
She taught me the basics, a few lessons it took.
A profile I wrote: Just fell from the moon into a sea of stars looking for that special shine.