The quarrel

Words fly back and forth

Some are good, but some are not

They quarrel verbally

As they drive somewhere.


He tells her things she didn't know already

She listens intently

She's incensed.

She wants to cry but she stays strong.


The drive is short

She drops him at the place he has to be.

As she drives home, she has tears in her eyes

What will she do about the situation now?


She gets home.

She cries, then realizes that crying won't help her.

She resolves to fix the situation

Partly with stubborness, partly with non-compliance.


“Let him get home,” she thinks to herself.

“I'll make him wish he never did say those things to me.”

Strong woman? No.

Stubborn woman? Definitely, yes.


©Rani Laha, 2012

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very good hub. Women can be strong and in control. I hope more women read this and feel this way.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Michele. Thank you! I hope they feel the same way too! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I loved your poetry narration. The expressions you choose are very powerful.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Vinaya. Thank you so much for enjoying my poem and thanks for stopping by! :).


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great distinction between strength and stubborness. Well done and interesting!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi tammyswallow: Thank you and thanks for stopping by!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, tenacity pays off later, when a woman is strong willed and refused to submit to the man...


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Raciniwa: Very true! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Enjoyed the hub, it's well written and interesting.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Thanks Kamalesh! I am glad you found it interesting! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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moneycop 4 years ago from JABALPUR

what a poetic finish...fine artistically quarrel and readable. u made a poem on quarrel and yet full of love and happiness..what a wonderfull sense of humour


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Thanks so much moneycop. It's great to meet you! I am glad you enjoyed the poem.


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fjohn 4 years ago from india

hi riaha you a creative writer. and i love it , good.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Thanks fjohn, and thanks for stopping by!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Nicely done throughout. You tell quite a story in just a few lines, of course you do leave us hanging cause we don't know how the argument ends ;) Voted up.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi tillsontitan. Well the end does say something about the woman's intentions :)). Thank you so much for your kind comments! Thanks also for the votes and for stopping by! :)

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