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  Quandary
by Mark M Lichterman
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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      Quandary

 

With but one life to live:

 

What does one do?

A moral answer is needed.

 

What does one do

when the one once loved

is no longer the one that

once was loved?

 

When, by his own hand,

by his own choice,

the once loved

becomes one

not known?

 

When the one loved

for many years past,

now finds love from

only within a bottle.

 

When, by his choice,

older,

far beyond his years,

older.

 

The one that loved him,

that no longer knows him,

must now clean his shit,

must clean his piss,

yet is not given the right

of her life that daily is slipping by.

 

No longer the man she loved!

 

No longer the man she knew,

burdened now to spend the

moments, hours, days,

weeks, months and years

with one she no longer knows.

 

No longer the man she knew!

 

No longer the man she loved!

 

This woman now,

by his hand, by his choice,

burdened to spend her life

cleaning the refuse of his bowels,

the refuse of his kidneys,

struggling to lift

the weight of his besotted

body from off the floor.

 

 Burdened with one

she no longer loves.

 

Burdened with one

she no longer knows.

 

Burdened to spend

what time left within

her life with one

such as this,

with one such as this

that has purposely

squandered his life.

 

With one such as this

that has given in trade,

the love of this woman

for the love of Scotch whisky.

 

Burdened to spend

what time is left in her life

with one such as this,

with one such as this

that has purposely

squandered his life

when there is another

that would love her?

 

When there is another

that would do what

might be done to give her

happiness.

 

When there is another

that would bring joy

into what is left of

this woman’s life.

 

When there is another

that would bring

renewed love

into this woman’s life.

 

Given one life to live:

A quandary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/23/2009
A well written poem Mark,Great work,take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/22/2009
YOU write so well
and The expressions here are made so clear~ Mark
It's nice this is all realized! Moral of ones beliefs, take some time to relieve...
Much to ponder on and feel with a LOVING, touching caring heart~!

Stay Positive, another ( I hope to be ) Writing friends of heart and soul!

Warmest Blessings and Hugs, PURPLE_PASSION_Pulsing, SHEE
Reviewed by jude forese 7/20/2009
passionately creative poem ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/20/2009
Powerfully penned poignancy, with a question that begs to be understood and answered - well done, Mark.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 7/20/2009
That is a moral quandry that only she can solve and still be true to herself...one to ponder, Mark

Carole~
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/20/2009
Good write, Mark; well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/20/2009
What a predicament after troth, in good consciousness how one abandon the dying taking you down with them that for the sake of fidelity you are bound to stay put?
Know a woman, perhaps in the middle of her life span with no more life of her own, just plight, chained to an infirm man that no deserve the "life" he's got but that like a hole on the bottom of the boat is taking everyone down until everything drowns with no benefit to him or to anybody.
Unselfishness and fidelity, where one draws the line? Where guilty feelings replace those of love?

Georg



Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 7/19/2009
I can feel the passion in this piece, Mark ... that one so seemingly unworthy is draining the life out of the very person who would care for him. Such a sad scenario, and one all too real to too many people, unfortunately. Written with plenty of emotion that is keenly felt! Your friend, Lizzie
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/19/2009
THIS QUANDARY...I WOULDN'T TOUCH WITH A TEN FOOT POLE. THE ONLY THING I WILL SAY IS THIS,AND IT IS WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE; JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR ALL THINGS. IF YOU PRAY AND FOLLOW JESUS YOU WILL NEVER GO WRONG. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WELL WRITTEN WORK WITH GREAT IMAGERY AND PHRASES. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU AND
STRENGTHEN YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

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