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by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Thursday, January 03, 2008
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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.


 

 
 




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

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Brittany Renée
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
Wow, deep and probing questions, extremely well written.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
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.
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