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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, September 24, 2012

They've Been Together

They've been together for years
They're remodeling their home
They call their dog a spoiled child

Their pain is neither Democratic nor Republican
Their fear is neither liberal nor conservative
Their tears are neither gay nor straight

Illness doesn't know politics.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Sunday Mini Challenge, Sevenling

11 comments:

Heaven said...

That last line came as a surprise ~ If its illness, its illness. Great take on this form ~

Brian Miller said...

fark...tight emotional closure on this one...and life aint fair...

Margaret said...

I am lovin' this poem! MMMhmm.

Fireblossom said...

Yes, but I'm concerned about Mitt Romney. That smile he has....I think he should see a doctor. He always kind of looks like he has gas or something

Lolamouse said...

FB: That's cuz he's full of hot air! Hopefully, his bubble will be popped in Nov.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This makes a powerful statement of a relationship that lasts into old age.

hedgewitch said...

Life is always more complex than the gasbags want to make it, and so are people's ways of dealing. You paint quite a vivid picture of these people in very few words, and also ace the form.

darev2005 said...

For a second there I thought you were talking about me and the wife.

Sounds like us, anyway. (grin)

Helen said...

As a bonafide senior, I relate!
Nice sevenling ... love the popping bubble analogy in your comment!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

YES! This is wonderful writing. Just so good.

Susan said...

Some preoccupations are more immediate than the occupations of others, Give it all, give it all and walk tall!