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The Good the Bad and the Ugly Divorce

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The Good the Bad and the Ugly Divorce

Let Him Go (Limerick)

Our mom told us how she chose her beau,
With an “eeny, meeny, miny, moe!”
Of course it didn’t last,
With a choice so half-assed!
But at least it taught the fool to grow!

Child Support (Haiku)

Parental disputes
Had placed us in the middle
Of their divorce wars

Divorce (Couplet)

He left her to fend for us alone, blasé with his remiss,
She chose to break this conjugal bond without marital bliss.

For (Destroyer ((Poet’s ~DIVORCE CLUB~ Contest

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  1. Date: 12/20/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Ha Marilyn. Thanks for the kind comment. “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!” which one is the best. The first is really very good, then so also are the rest. Sad and true I have no choice, but to solemnly decree. Having perused and parsed and read, I really love all three. Best of luck in the contest and thanks again. Eamon

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 11:18:00 AM
    Congrats Marilyn! Great job depicting the strains of a divorce. Lay

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 6:47:00 AM
    congrads i loved the limerick. john

  1. Date: 12/3/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Marilyn! The limerick is very, very funny and the other two poems are moving. Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 12/3/2010 7:54:00 AM
    Got a good chuckle from the limerick, but the senryu packs a punch, Marilyn. Children are the most tragic victims in divorce. And when a woman is left on her own to provide for her children as described so well in the couplet, What choice do they have but to end the marriage. Great writing in all three forms and congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/3/2010 4:06:00 AM
    Hey Marilyn, enjoyed your entry!! Congratulations on your win in PD's contest :-)

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 3:30:00 PM
    well done to you also... I enjoyed yor enrty very much and love your poetry...Michael

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest, Marilyn

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 9:16:00 AM
    Excellent, I like the different views in this set, enjoyed it, congrats on your win:)

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 7:11:00 AM
    Marilyn) Congratulations! With your awesome 3some of 3 differ forms. I had lots of fun reading every entry. I was surprised every one pulled off a beautiful and amazing Job to my request. lol,, and the whole time I thought it was going to be a tough contest,...p.d.

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 6:36:00 AM
    Congrats Marilyn on your big win in P.D.'s great contest on divorce with this brilliant write and entry ... enjoy your top ten win with luv..

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 5:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Marilyn for your win in P.D.'s "Divorce Club Contest". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 8:18:00 AM
    ""With a choice so half-assed!"" Frankness is in order, at times, Marilyn. So many of humanity's choices are as such. Good luck with your poem. Thanks for comments, they are important to me. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 5:08:00 PM
    This is a great entry, good luck in the contest :-) Adell

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 4:50:00 PM
    wonderful entry, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 4:33:00 PM
    You have penned all the three with with wit and humor, Good luck