Wasted Tears of Non-Sense


How do words get so twisted talking to one’s spouse?

Everything mentioned turns you into such a louse.

Okay, defend yourself, if the last word is theirs.

Right or wrong the tension clings stiffly in the air.

Years go by desperately trying to understand,


Why such an indentation is printed in sand,

Nothing so bizarre can be written on a stone.

Sands of time suddenly can erase the unknown.

And nothing last forever, so it has been said,

A wasted tear of non-sense only turns eyes red.

Final Thoughts

This a non-sense poem I wrote after a silly argument with my husband. After getting a warning from Hub pages telling me "This hub is too short" and being so close to completing the publishing process, I decided to add this message.

Sometimes I'm not sure when it comes to poetry what defies "too short". I've written plenty of poems over the years. Some are shorter than others and when I begin to post some here at Hub Pages I often need to publish more than one on a hub to be the right length. Perhaps it is the form of verse I'm using because I've seen much shorter poems here. Anyways please be patient with me as I continue to try my luck at poetry and other hub articles.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I am not sure why they would say your poem is too short.. unless like you said it is the kind of poem you write. I never know if I am going to do something wrong.. but I keep trying.. I love your poem.. voted up and sharing


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Interesting poem. Maybe that is why I see people publish maybe three short poems at a time. I have some short ones, but have not tried to publish any here. Up!

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

This poem had an easy sense to it. I feel the pain of the author, but was reminded these kinds of problems are shortlived -- either way.

It is much more difficult to convey an idea with brevity, than with length.

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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, Deborah and xstatic. I think sometimes there are technical problems going on, because before I even added any text or photo to this hub I had a warning come up that said something like: When using capsules for ebay and amazon they cannot be placed at the top of the hub.

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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thanks for stopping by, Ericierker. When writing poems I always try to say a lot with fewer words.

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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

I enjoyed this poem and found it interesting with many great lines. I have sometimes struggled with the length of poems also. Keep up the great work Diana Lee, this was excellent. Voted up, interesting, awesome, and beautiful :)

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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank uou, Olde Cashmere. Your kind comments are always welcome.

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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

Short poems are the most expressive ones according to me, It creates a greater impact on the reader. Not everything has to be long and lengthy, i prefer short and sweet , just like this poem :)

A very spontaneous topic to write a poem on and I Loved it! :)

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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thank you, shruti sheshadri. I'm glad you like my poems. I'm also glad I came back here. I noticed a typo. Fixed it, of course. Sometimes I miss things with my self-editing.

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