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Saturday, May 1, 2010


For Sunday Scribblings - Event

and they all lived…

after ‘i love you’
things started to happen

things that made us happy
all our dreams came true
church wedding; her in white
me, in a three piece suit

continental holidays
a house we could call home

children to worship
till death do us part

all the modern gadgets
plasma screen TV

mobile telephones
his and hers comforts

rings on every finger
diamonds in her ears

all that she could wish for
no expense was spared
whatever lola wanted
lola got… and then some
‘doesn’t get much better’
couldn’t get much worse
too much was not enough
honeymoon was over
and by coincidence
redundancy happened
left with next to nothing
everything to pay for

apparently i couldn’t
give her what she wanted


  1. a story repeated far too often, and a great poem for "event"

  2. it takes me to read it twice...hahahaha

    God bless

  3. Thanks to:
    Diva; A previous existence...
    Inay; Looking back, I can laugh too.

  4. Ouch! Good telling of this all too common and very sad story!

  5. Thanks Marianne; We live and learn.

  6. Yikes. That is a scary scenario. Sorry to hear you went through that. Your poem has a great ironic ending.

  7. Let's hope the process was not too long and rebuilding from the pits has been successful.

    Insightful yet not too bitter piece on life as it is. We can get over almost everything if we try.

  8. Thanks to:
    Mark; The irony doesn't end there...
    Old Egg; The process was completed a long time ago now.

  9. Oh, wow. It's true, though, that those who are hung up on the externals will never be satisfied because there's always more to want.

  10. *grin*, what an excellent and wise poem. Love the ending, heh. Yes, when people seek to fill the places inside them with things, things, things, it always leads to disillusionment.

  11. Ahh, such a sad but all too often true story. Generally when a person appears to be satisfied by things money can buy relationships never bode well for them. They often get bored. You did a great job of portraying that.

  12. Thanks to:
    Ann; Got that, what's next?
    Anthony; Once is too often.
    Jingle; Based on a lie.
    Thomma; Only wanting, to say 'done that, been there'.
    Heliotropism; Or dissatisfied when the money dries up.

  13. Well from the looks of the pictures and the things you write about your family, I would say she missed out big time :)

  14. Thanks Dee; It's more about giving than taking.