AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Todd Cheney, iMarty Young, iSonny Hudson, iD.E.Z. Butler, iDarryl Jenkins, iDominic Caruso, iSusan Lindsley, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Eileen Clemens Granfors

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 245 Titles
· 1,328 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Nov, 2007

Eileen Clemens Granfors, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Antologia Poética Amante das Leituras 2008
by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations

A compilation of poems, prose-poems, and short stories, in the Portuguese language, by 18 members of the literary Yahoo Group "Amante das Leituras" - coordinated by Portu..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Questions at the End of a Day
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Eileen Clemens Granfors
•  Again on Mama's Birthday
•  Joy Above
•  My Happy Place
•  Not Qualified?
•  Behind the Smile
           >> View all 168

Some thoughts for some people I know, nothing personal here--to those who love me, fear not for my sanity!



What would he do if she fed him the same meal

One protested against, eaten sullenly,

Pablum, gruel, synthetic, colorless?

A homemaker turned robotic, inert,

Nothing chosen to awaken his pining pallet,

Nothing prepared to satisfy appetite.

 

What would he do if she wore the same dress

Garish green to hurt his fragile eyes

Horizontal stripes to flout a figure disproportionate?

This good-looking woman restyled as a frog.

Nothing there to stimulate his lagging loins,

Nothing left to satisfy desire.

 

What would he do if she laughed the same laugh

Talking like a teen, all giggles and slang

A vocabulary an ape could render through signs?

An intelligent partner shifted to a shrugged-off shell.

Nothing there to stimulate the intellect,

Nothing left to satisfy the soul.

 

What would he do if she gave it all up

Chose a new course, embarked quite mapless,

Walking away into the darkness that drew her?

Found freedom from boundaries and guilt and anger.

Nothing with power to tie her to home

Seeking some measure to fill the emptiness.


 

 
 



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Andrew Shipley 1/17/2008
What would she do if despite all this, he loved her still? Wonderfully written piece. Powerful, thoughtful and elegant.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/4/2008
You dive into the inner workings of the mind and have created a masterpiece....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 1/3/2008
Undeniably deserves five stars in my book. As I'm learning to appreciate modern-style poetry, I'm running across "gems" here and there; this one, being one of the few! A candid, yet poignant way of saying what so many housewives feel. Expressed with grace, but strength. Really very good write, here!!
Reviewed by D Johnson 1/3/2008
Wow, deep and probing questions, extremely well written.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/3/2008
A profound write...you pen a poem that allows the reader to envision a poetic tale from the powerful imagery within the lines while also filling the readers thoughts with questions that linger long after the read is over...well done my friend!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Ostrich Ride and other Tales
  2.  Alice
  3.  the wolf
  4.  The Blessed Blanket
  5.  Gonna Be A Flirt
  6.  A Prisoner's Freedom
  7.  Miss Understood
  8.  A Perfect Day
  9.  Gold-digger
  10.  A Poem for my Paula

Poets' Designs On Parchment Moons by Jon Willey

This is the latest manifestation of two poet's collaborative/writing efforts. The result is rich modern poetry with thematic diversity from romance to philosophical interpretations..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.