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Another One Down
And another one bites the dust. 

Marriage. 
My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door, 
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice, 
two people that complain, endlessly.

She does not do enough. 
I have not had “any” in weeks. 
I work all the time. 
What do I show for it?
When do I get my due?
These are the words, 
That he would spew. 

She did the dishes, 
She worked two jobs, 
She got the kids to school, 
What a fool…
She made dinners, 
and kept appointments, 
made small talk with your mom, 
who hates her. 

Yet… She does (did) not do enough. 
I wanted, need(ed) more. 
I wanted my feet rubbed, twice each night. 
I wanted someone to bring my dinner in the chair. 
When my plate is empty, I want more…
I want her to fill it, 
and every need, 
that I can think of, 
until, 
I feel… 
loved,
enough.

I am “first” not last, I am the husband. 
I am the King of everything. 
I sit alone in my new apartment. 
“Why… is she mad at me?”




Red roses bleed...you just can not see it...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/18/2019 9:38:00 AM
Congrats on your POTD. All that emotion is very relatable. Many of us have been through this familiar scenario of being taken for granted.
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Date: 11/18/2019 10:44:00 AM
We all do that to our partners. We need a serious wake up. We are in this together or the whole puzzle falls into the box... Ty for stopping by... and your kind comments. Have a lovely day... Ann
Date: 11/18/2019 6:42:00 AM
Yes, one must tend to the fire. Never noticing what one does, instead roaring for more, more, more. That’s when you finally hit the floor. Congratulations on your apt depiction of the complicated intricacies of marriage and what ends it.
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Date: 11/18/2019 10:43:00 AM
Thank you friend, but by no means is this the apt depiction... or at least I pray it is not... but it is probably the most accurate of late. God give you a lovely day... full of nice surprises, and fun remembrances. Ann
Date: 11/16/2019 7:08:00 AM
A great choice for potd... Congrats
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Date: 11/16/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thank you... a little sad. I wish it was a happy poem... but it is not... it is a common issue we need help ... serious... help... with... Have a lovely day. Ann
Date: 11/12/2019 12:12:00 PM
Ann a fantastic poem which husbands and partners should read and be aware of - stumbling blocks that can be averted or avoided! I love your write and it very deservedly got POTD. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 11/16/2019 11:32:00 AM
thank you dear friend... blessings on your day... Ann
Date: 11/12/2019 10:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD. So many marriages end for all the wrong reasons. It should be 50/50. It is a shame when 2 lives become one and then end as none.
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Date: 11/12/2019 11:31:00 AM
That looks like a quote to me girl. (5050 None hehe)I love it. So very true. So very sad. I am tired of that story told again and again. I want a new plot. Something with rockets and pirates maybe? Hugs for your day. God Bless you my friend. Ann
Date: 11/12/2019 1:27:00 AM
Bravo Ann a poem every man should read because so often they take these things for granted and its no wonder relationships fail... that final line is just perfect!! :-) can't think of a better poem or poet for POTD, a fave for so many reasons!!!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/12/2019 11:29:00 AM
You are so kind. Ty. I wish it were not a true poem. I have seen four now this year... jump from the ledge. Not slowly, but intentionally. The crying at the bottom, is loud... but few bother to listen. Have the nicest day... love your poems... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 8:27:00 PM
Ann, congratulations on POTD , a fabulous write!
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:17:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by. Ty so much... have the very nicest day. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 6:39:00 PM
G'day Ann … life in the suburbs, but of course when the thinking is 'king', then that starts the ball rolling. I reckon I've seen this situation too many times - great ballad Ann - Lindsay
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Date: 11/11/2019 5:18:00 PM
Don’t get me started. I see it so much. And then people throw around the word feminism like it’s a bad thing. Like expecting to be an equal is some kind of menstrual hysteria. Ooooh ok, I’ve started! Anyway! Enjoyed how you painted this little situation. Just one of so many. Congrats on POTD Ann :-)
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Date: 11/11/2019 7:29:00 PM
By the way, I love you used "hysteria..." that is great. I saw the movie. Hugs. Ann
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Date: 11/11/2019 5:27:00 PM
Thank you so kindly.... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 5:09:00 PM
Congratulation for the POYD.
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Date: 11/11/2019 5:13:00 PM
Thank you friend. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 4:25:00 PM
When a man or woman thinks this way!!! I am the King or Queen!!! There will always be trouble. Being selfish, is the wrong attitude to have, in a marriage. Congratulations Ann, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/11/2019 4:34:00 PM
Thank you friend. I so thrilled with the honor. Have the very nicest day. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD :)
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Date: 11/11/2019 11:20:00 AM
Still in shock... sipping my coffee... starring at the screen... What a nice morning... thank you friends... all... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 9:59:00 AM
Too cool ballad, Ann! Kudos on POTD! Love and smiles and smiles of joy always.
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Date: 11/11/2019 11:19:00 AM
I wish it was not this topic... yet... it is a fierce topic to attack... lost of emotions... on both sides... ty for stopping by ... Blessings on your day friend. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 8:49:00 AM
Ann, great poem and congratulations on your POTD, enjoy the honor !
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:45:00 AM
Shock... oh yes... and then... wowowowow... I am thrilled. Thank you friend. God Bless your day with new surprises as well... all the time. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 8:16:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Ann - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:45:00 AM
I love your smile... hehe... Thank you friend. This is the nicest surprise... I am going to be floating around like a silly cloud... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 8:15:00 AM
A raucous write Ann!!!! Congratulations on POTD! Have a fabulous day :))) xomo!
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:44:00 AM
Wow. I was shocked this morning. What a nice surprise. Thank you friend for stopping by and the kind comments. Have the very brightest day... Love your stuff! Hugs. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 7:52:00 AM
Marriage is a centripetal rotation around the center of gravity where neither he nor she is the center of gravity. Congrats on POTD, Ann)
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:43:00 AM
That is so very true. That should be in the quotes... Excellent. Thank you for stopping by and the kindest comments. Blessings to your day... always... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 7:46:00 AM
50-50 turns into 80-20, Congrats on POTD Ann..
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:42:00 AM
We try not do to the math... it scares people... but truly does not like... Thank you so much.... Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 7:23:00 AM
What a fine story! No wonder is honored as POTD dear, Ann. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:41:00 AM
I am so excited. It is an honor indeed. Thank all for the support. You and all on this site, have been so kind indeed. Have the very nicest day. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 7:15:00 AM
Marriage or relationship...a double-edged sword...but who holds the handle?...very well expressed...Congrats!! on POTD!! Ann...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:41:00 AM
Thank you so kindly my friend. Blessings on you and your house... always. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 6:02:00 AM
Congratulations Ann on POTD... Express it like it is....All the Best
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:40:00 AM
I am so thrilled. Thank you friend. God Bless. Ann
Date: 11/11/2019 5:11:00 AM
Powerful in beauty and truth, congratulations Curtis!
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Date: 11/11/2019 9:40:00 AM
OMG POTD...??? WOW... Thank you so much... for your kind comments. God Bless you. Ann
Date: 11/10/2019 1:24:00 PM
Hmmmm... Now there is a saying there are always three sides to a story.. especially when it comes to relationships and marriage... Great poem Ann..
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Date: 11/11/2019 7:11:00 AM
Yes Tommy, spot on!
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Date: 11/11/2019 7:10:00 AM
Lol - his, hers, and the truth
Date: 11/10/2019 3:39:00 AM
This is a darling poem that shows what happens when you do not give your husband the same attention you give to everyone else because you are EXHAUSTED. What a selfish man!
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Date: 11/10/2019 10:05:00 AM
The get "used" to being treated well, then don't realize they are being "treate" well... lol... Ann
Date: 11/9/2019 11:20:00 PM
Feminism?? But the message is clear.. Husbands beware..
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Date: 11/10/2019 10:10:00 AM
No... just tired of slavery... people forget and take each other for granted, then wonder what happens to their lives. Time is measured. Spend it where you want because you want to, and with who. It should be treasured, not nagged or yelled at. Not Feminism, fairness... Ann