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Anything Goes

She throws hateful words at me And I echo more hate right back After twenty years of matrimony We have perfected our lame attacks Familiarity, contempt does breed As the long-time married surely knows But in love, just like where soldiers bleed, All is fair and anything goes She knows all my insecurities And knows just where it hurts Our love is stained with impurities As we eat our just desserts Underneath our outer jealousies The lava of love still gently flows But on the battlefield of our miseries All is fair and anything goes Silence is an unspoken truce As we attempt to mend the wound Around our necks hangs the wedding noose Neither surrendering too soon The peace table is a soft mattress Where tenderly we land the blows Being guilty, we don’t dare confess – All is fair and anything goes NOTE: This was written for Chris Aechtner's "Anything Goes" contest. Although I realize, "Anything Goes" was not the intended theme and that Christopher was simply opening his contest to any and all kinds of poetry, I thought it would be fun to use that as the theme of my poem.

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