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Papers

Papers, papers that I never
thought I would have to sign.
Is that blood or ink drops
dripping on the dotted line?
Hair matted and stuck like
glue to a dirty head—
as I lay motionless, days
on end in my coffin like bed.

I never knew it was possible
to sob so hard you couldn't
catch your breath—
But now I know, living in this
agony— I would welcome death.
They say only Time will heal
all wounds, so I intently wait
for that elusive moment to come
that will soothingly seal my fate.

© 2012 Connie Marcum Wong

*This poem is dedicated to the
50% of you whose marriages didn't
succeed. I am happy to say I am
on the positive side this time.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2014 4:54:00 PM

    connie, I came to this one to tell you it's listed as the first popular oldie of yours at the site!! A deserved honor for it. I had to click on a third page to find it!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:59:00 PM

    Wow, this poem is really sweet, to those who need it.I believe that statement, time heals all wounds, I have a friend who was married then divorced all within just one year. I've never been married but if I ever do, I hope i'll be on the good side too.~always&forever

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:57:00 AM

    This time? : ) A thought provoking piece, Connie! I can relate to it! : ) Good one. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 8:01:00 AM

    I am stopping by your poetry to thank you for your kind comments on my writing. It has been a pleasure to read yours today Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 8:01:00 AM

    a very powerful poem! the agony just jumps off the page and into me. love it! fav poem :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 12:59:00 PM

    Time wounds all heels too Connie, I healed nicely thank goodness, had a feeling before it all happened and made the decision myself. Nice poem to help wrap up the loose ends!

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 11:20:00 PM

    Enjoyed this poem very much Connie.A belated Happy Birthday to you!

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 8:23:00 PM

    Brava! Connie! Brava! You captured the moment well...it's similar to death I am told...Now: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! my mom's bd was the same as yours!! BIG HUG ((((((((O))))))))) love,deb

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 9:42:00 AM

    happy birthday :-)

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 12:50:00 AM

    Connie I just love this, cool poem, Happy Birthday to a great poet, and thanks for your comments, you should try the Monosyllabic sonnet, you would be great at it..love David

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 8:46:00 PM

    I am so happy to see some new poems of yours over here, Connie. as soon as I catch up with LIFE, I hope to post elsewhere (hint hint!!) this is really good poetry. thanks for visiting my horror dream poem.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 5:15:00 PM

    Sad situation for any couple when love goes bad..Enjoyed reading your emotive and expressive work about the topic..Sara

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 3:50:00 PM

    Me too... good picture you painted of reality.