Her Marriage...


There was a considerable silence,

the quiet was by choice,

then she was looking at him steadily,

and speaking in a soft, even voice,

his back was to the door,

and his eyes on the floor,

he was promiscuous with no cure,

but she loved him,

in that she was sure,

he was dishonest, ignorant

and immature,

that left her cold,

he brought her so much tears,

during the first two years,

her marriage was without purpose,

undirected, aimless,

but her divorce was

going to be quick and painless.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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winbo 4 years ago

beautiful.. I like it..


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

A painless divorce. It would be nice if all divorces could be painless. Nice poem!


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savanahl 4 years ago

Awesome poem but poor girl. At least she had the sense to leave. Voting up and beautiful. :)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Awesome poem Frank. Voted up and awesome. It is always a pleasure to read your work friend. Thank you for your kind words as well Frank. I really appreciate it. Best wishes and take care.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

winbo thank you Susan thank you and Sava.. what do you mean poor girl.. she gets half of everything..Half!!! LOL kidding thanks for reading her marriage.. and thelyricwriter always good to see you :) Frank


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Jynzly 4 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

I can empathize with the woman in this situation; I know the feeling too much.

Good hub, touching the soul of those concerned.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much JYNZLY for stopping by :) Frank


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

I hate how often this poem is present in today's society. Someone is usually looking to the other side of the fence...

In the words of a great friend, Terry Howell, the grass is always greenest over the septic tank...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Yikes! What was she thinking!!! Nice piece Frank!


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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

The man in her life who betrayed her trust. Only two years running,no 7 year itch. Now she must rely on another to see her through...her divorce lawyer :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Frank my friend this one a very good. I know what a painless divorce is like. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


marellen 4 years ago

I don't know if any divorce is painless, but nice writing.


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Frank, this is so sad... I hate divorces.. I hate breakups.. But seems like this is the norm today... :( Have a blessed day. Peace.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Mom-secret, you haven't seen my septic tank LOL thanks for stopping by.. Audrey good to see you as always :) Silent 7 years 2 years time goes by so fast who really counts anymore LOL thanks for the visit ... Writer20 it is always good to see you on my page:) bless you... Marellen .. when the suffering of marriage ends.. so does the pain and when you end it quicker the pain goes by just as fast..but thank you for visiting shim-dawn it seems staying together now-a-days has become a task a burden.. and it's sad because family I still believe is the glue that holds the world together.. but thanks for stopping by :)


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

Frank lol, you can't make me laugh this loud in my house alone! The new doggie looked at me with great concern.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

bless you Moms-secret and enjoy the new doggie :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

Divorce is sad but what is sadder are those who choose to stay in a loveless marriage because they are afraid to be alone.

Voted up and awesome.

Have a good evening. :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Gosh..love is blind. Poor lady going through the misery of a failed marriage...Your short poem said it all.

Voted up, indeed.


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Literature Fairy 4 years ago from England, UK.

You evoke a lot of feeling and tell a huge amount of story with very few words, well done. Loved it, voted up. LF x


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Sueswan and Ruch for your comment :) bless you guys and welcome to my page Lit Fairy :)


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DearBandit 4 years ago

"the grass is always greenest over the septic tank..."

I am so using that saying!

really nice writing Frank Atanacio!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Dear Bandit thank you :)


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Aha. Another masterpiece - I think I get it.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

okay Jlava... thanks for stopping by :)


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Jennuhlee 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Damn. What a refreshing poem.

You took a common situation that is so rarely covered in poetry and did it beautifully:]


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you so much Jenn :) Frank


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DENMICA 4 years ago

Wow, I loved the way you brought both people to life with such few words. They were real, the situation was so common and very heartfelt. I have experienced this womans pain. The title was so perfect. It was her marriage because she was the one who took it seriously.You are a great writer!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

aaw denmica that was a sweet comment bless you


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Good one Frank. You've really captured the essence of it in the great title. Your succinct verse really tells the tale but I doubt that the divorce was painless for her. Sort of an oxymoron: painless divorce is frequently uncommon. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Pegcole...:)


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great poem Frank. Your poems always have such straightforward truth in them. Voted up.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Caroline :)


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

This is heart rendering. Divorce is intollerable. Why are so many men unable to love only one. Great work here.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

I agree Acae.. men and women are so different women try to find everything in one man while men try to find one thing in every woman.. lol thanks for reading :)


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Is there such a thing as a painless divorce?

Sad piece but happens all too often


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Rosemay :)


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Ohhhhh, well done! I was so pleasantly surprised at the end, afraid that this sorrowful lass would just continue to put up with the ass! LOL Thanks for the chuckle.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

lass..ass? LOL thanks for the funny comment Denise LOL


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grinnin1 4 years ago from st louis,mo

Like that a lot, Frank. Great writing as always-


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks grinin

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