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Dirty Laundry

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Dirty Laundry

(She's Got Cooties)

Bitter every night, she speaks of another man
In dialogues, she rips and shreds my brothers sheets
Her moves are naught more than an exposed wound 
Riding dreams with no thought to spare 
With eyes, that lie every night,
Even, I believe every word from her prune lips

Silent she auctions words into the breeze
My brother's heart is so brittle, it hurts
She is lying, he's dying, a fool just to feel complete
At this point he believes, she was kidnapped by apes
She's not the kind of wife that sit on a trophy case
Once she removes the makeup, her face is gone
She is gone, gone, gone, 

A smile mocking infidelity, 
I scream, I want to beat her brains in
My brother begs her to rest, he prays
His wife will wash her dirty mouth
A kiss that hurts as she takes the air away, 
Pouring guilt, pretending it's his fault
After every sucker punch this past month
She left while he slept
A wicked in law, with no comparison
Breathing luscious sperm, she's a worm
Vacuuming another man's dream, 
She is gone, gone, gone, 

A weak link, wasting his time loving her
His heart murdered 19 years ago
My brother holds on to plain dumb hope
In hopes, she might stay longer than 3 days
His dreams are sweet, innocent and failed, 
Yet he won't stop dreaming of her loving lips
Heating up to nothing when she's not there
She is gone, gone, gone, 

Sometimes I just sit and wonder 
What sort of man, sits awake with his eyes shut
Daydreaming of a long life dream
Then I realize if he can dream
Why Can't I   

~Trashed #2, sponsor, Broken Wings~
9-22-15
Skat

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 6/18/2017 10:49:00 PM
Awesome write :)
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Date: 1/29/2017 6:54:00 AM
Provocative Skat ...you are both detached and involved and it shows in your writing....amazing xx
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Date: 10/29/2016 10:26:00 PM
Love your phrasing of such a sad situation. Strong imagery that kept my interest all the way through.
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Date: 9/8/2016 1:23:00 PM
Intense. Deep. You can clearly sense the emotion in this write.
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Date: 8/17/2016 3:23:00 PM
I enjoy the way you tell a story. And you bring the ending to a thought provoking finish with the last 5 lines.
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Date: 8/13/2016 10:48:00 AM
Nice read. Congrats on your placement. :) Sunita
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Date: 8/13/2016 1:40:00 AM
Love how you repeat that line gone gone gone. So cool to see you on a winnes' list. I bet I saw this poem before. I swear I have seen all the Skat poems, congrats.
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Date: 8/12/2016 9:10:00 AM
This is amazing work Skat,congrats on your placement!
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Date: 8/10/2016 10:47:00 AM
And Love TRULY IS BLIND !!! Great emotional read Skat...
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Date: 7/15/2016 7:46:00 PM
Intense. Love the last two lines.
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Date: 7/3/2016 4:33:00 AM
A great read...I felt your emotions in this one. Sometimes we have all the words for others but at the end of the day it's their lives. We still need to be there for them and love them...I can relate to this one.
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Date: 7/2/2016 2:24:00 AM
That was absolutely amazing! You are a very talented writer!
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Date: 4/14/2016 1:39:00 AM
Very outstanding write from a brilliant poet. I was captivated from start to end.#7#….......hugs
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Date: 4/9/2016 6:14:00 AM
really loved this poem, caught my imagination.
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Date: 2/29/2016 9:15:00 AM
A lovely page with mind blowing lines. This is wonderful dear friend. Weldon and thank you for yet another excellent share
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Date: 2/20/2016 9:40:00 PM
It has been said that if we were to realize all the subtle harm that has been done to us by parents during infancy and childhood, it would make us insane, more insane than we already have been made. But unless we make the attempt to understand what subverts the free spirit and makes us into barely masked monsters, then life really is a death. Even the first step, that of saying what a thing actually is, can bring thunder and lightning into our house. The poet takes this first step.
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Date: 1/26/2016 3:56:00 PM
Very nice SKAT, I enjoyed the read~ CARYL
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Date: 1/25/2016 1:25:00 PM
Very good thought and write. i love it
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Date: 1/25/2016 12:31:00 AM
Every time I have seen a man with such a wife, he's always the last to recognize the unfitness everyone else sees. You put it well by saying "She is lying, he's dying, a fool just to feel complete ...". Good thought, good flow ...
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Date: 1/13/2016 11:00:00 AM
I love it. Volatile relationships are a bummer. Great poem.
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Date: 1/11/2016 12:18:00 PM
Wow that was excellent! I can feel you feel everything thar you are writing about, very powerful upon my emotions. Thank you that was wonderful
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Date: 1/9/2016 1:17:00 AM
Bleeding heart's spilling ink's Prism of colourful emotions Smearing my understanding of matters of the heart. Awesome poem well penned Great job. I love it when you write my brother's holding on plain dumb hope. Terry
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Date: 1/6/2016 12:49:00 PM
Hi Skat, another excellent write from your golden pen. You take your thoughts and feelings into an almost surreal realm before you give them out too us, multiplying the emotions we feel as we read these gems. The pain of seeing the ones we Love hurt is one of the most extreme. You control feelings with your writing, you take people to complete extremes. Your visions sing into our imagination. Long may they do so....Vladislav. A seven and a fave Skat,
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Date: 1/6/2016 10:02:00 AM
You're eloquent. A gem of a teacher behind the scenes. This poem you've penned like most others, exposes talent galore plus tact, diplomacy, wittiness plus more. Blessings galore in the new year and beyond. Thanks again for your visit with warmth.
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Date: 1/1/2016 4:39:00 PM
So much passion. Not much room between your neural systemic articulation and your flow of language. Vulnerable and terrifying beautiful place to visit; not sure what it would be like to live there. Good that we have you to tell us. With gratitude, Gerald OLiver
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