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The trouble with knowing

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Below is the poem entitled The trouble with knowing which was written by poet Violet Darling. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The trouble with knowing


I wonder what she's thinking   
whilst she pretends to watch T.V   
   
She's sat on that same spot     
on the same sofa for more years   
than I care to remember   
gradually not caring about   
the seven long hairs that grow     
from her chin or the stains     
all over her clothing from   
last weeks dinner   
   
She sips her cider   
   
I watch   
   
She sips   
   
I ask: "where is he?"   
   
"He's in bed." She answers,   
not removing her eyes from   
the commercials.   
"Pour me another, will you?   
and open the window"   
   
She is almost robotic.   
   
I can see past the piss stained   
mess that has become her   
well enough to know she   
is scared as hell.   
   
I open the window     
The breeze bounces past my cheeks   
  
"He can't open the windows   
anymore" she whispered- 
"He can't do anything"

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  1. Date: 6/4/2012 3:29:00 PM
    Powerful emotions penned, I think we have a rising writer among us, love vie

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 5:14:00 PM
    Welcome Sarah,nice piece,all the best

    Darling Avatar Violet Darling
    Date: 6/2/2012 3:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words and warm welcome!
  1. Date: 6/1/2012 2:02:00 PM
    Hi Sarah welcome to the soup, good opener hope to read more from you soon, all the best Owen

    Darling Avatar Violet Darling
    Date: 6/2/2012 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. I am looking forward to getting to know you all on here!
  1. Date: 6/1/2012 11:04:00 AM
    Sarah, welcome to P-Soup - hope you will write, read and comments back alot of poem here with us...you write well, like you poem and thank you for sharing it. - Have fun with poems, get friends on P-S. - Wish you a lovely weekend Sarah. - Love from Norway and Anne-Lise

    Darling Avatar Violet Darling
    Date: 6/2/2012 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Of course :) Glad i found this place.. Excited to read from the writing well... Thank you for the kind welcome.