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A Poem by RobertRonnow


Author: RobertRonnow
Created: May 04, 2016 at 07:18 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 247 views

A Job in the Garden of Eden  

In a strong marriage, a long marriage
much cannot be said, should not be said.
The spots on one's skin will be wisely ignored.
Differences of opinion are tolerated, not debated.

Your memories may disappoint your partner
as not those she has selected, refracted.
Over dinner for two at the Mill on the Floss
it could be dangerous to compare wills, losses.

Or it might result in belly laughs, Shakespearean
revelations, the night he got us lost in the woods
or she peed her pants at a party. The marriage was Faustian,
in a good way, like going to a job in the Garden of Eden.

Having survived 25 years, knowing 50's impossible,
what else do we know? Raised 2 boys, painted 3 houses.


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--for Peg on our 25th


 
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RamSlade
May 04, 2016
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Seems to me . . .
if you have "Raised 2 boys, painted 3 houses," those things give you a Perfect 10 in the honer roll of doing the right things during your twenty-five years. And who's to say you won't still be together for another twenty-five years?" Spotlight!
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