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Poem. "Death and Marriage."

Updated on November 21, 2011

When it rains, it Pours!

I got pretty upset every time I heard the news; it was almost an open season on women,

I had discussions with my friends, we saying what’s going on women were dying left and right,

Life was speaking, no one was listening until it came home, we heard the news but because it

Was not in our neck of the woods we didn’t pay it much attention, not knowing that was where the

Boss on my friend’s job lived, he was the very last person in the world, and one would think would do

A thing like this. He even shot the dog.

I wrote this poem in February 2010, this was when it really hit home, that people are similar but not same.

We may be looking right, but that don’t mean we are all sane.

Death & marriage!


I look!

Breaking news


Right here!

In my space

In my face


In front of me.

On the front


The morning

News paper

From my favorite

News stand


On the corner!

Another woman


Another wife

Found tied

To a pole in the


Of her house.


Her children


Those that have

Been so lucky

To be alive,

Is it really


After being witness

To such horror

In their home

But they manage

To escape

Ran over to their


It was not to be

There best day

For there again

Was the horror

Of all horrors

No such luck


in that home.

The possessed,

Had just finished

Cleaning up

After himself.

Getting dressed

The fool had

Made sure that


Was asleep,

Yes that creeps

He Kept Vigil.

The only thing

That was awake

On that night

Was his loaded



Had a chance

All because of

A failing romance.

Until this day


who knew then

Were all

still asking?


Could that sweet

Little dog have


For he too

Was shot and


But it’s owners

They all had


In the same accident

As well

Is it too late

to ask them

What could

That sweet dog

Have done?

But it’s not

Too late

for the next


That would be


This same time

next year

If you don’t

Start now, to stop

The madness!


stuck With

another cruelty

to animal bill!

But somehow

The gun survived.

No law had been


To kill the gun

So I guess

When guns are


Only the out laws

Will have guns

All the other


That is still alive

Don’t want

No outlawing of


For eventually

We will all die.


In the meantime

It waits

Along with

The other weapons

Of choice.


Are being chosen

Even this very


As I look up the



Really no reason

To believe

It will hit home


There could be

No method

To this madness,

Just unnecessary


It seems to have

Started all the way

From Creation

If you believe.

Eve went rogue,

Delilah became

a barber,

For much more

Than hair.

No ones

stepping in

To find out

About Cleopatra

What's going on


They are all s


Along the sidelines,

Making wagers

Who will win?

The bible warned.


On to man!

And in this game of life,

There are many roads

To travel,

Those who plays,

Must play to win,

But the real prize

Is because

of how you play

the game!

And who really


One can only


As those pages


Who will be

the next to fall?

Who will post


revealing text


Death &Marriage!

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    • Sky9106 profile image

      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks for reading mrslgibb, this is one of the areas where it's harder to detect , because of what you said , the lies and deceit that usually leads to all sorts of negative follow up actions. Selfishness.

      But God is great .


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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      I quite agree with you Sky in the poem. People go insane with, Jealousy, fear, greed, above all lies, being obscessive and any more deceitful human emotions I can think of. All these human qualities do destroy and eventually leads up to abuse, murder, but its sorting out through the weak and the strong, the truth and the lies,what is right from wrong, inorder to find a balance to keep us all from going insane.

      Where is how it should be? people living in harmony with one another, without the wars, death, violence of this world.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      It's something that I always said to so many when I was over that side , nevr give up all of your treu self to nothing and no one apart from thar which you are sure goes along with you truth , we must learn from our past , the past of our parents and people in general because the very same sickness that affects you friend ,chances are it will do same to you.

      Been my pleasure JJ . I ma sure that others will greatly benefit from all your healthy comments and my humble responses. Thanks you so much for taking the time to comment on them I do appreciate and encourage you continued support.

      Blessings and best of health to you and the family .

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      jlal 6 years ago

      We are never successful when we give others the power and become reactive rather than remain in control of our emotions. All hell breaks loose!!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      My favorite Beatles song. It speaks volumes as does your poetry. Some shoot an animal just for the thrill, it's bad enough when they eat them. Thank you..

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      You said it exactly as I felt while writing a year ago, I changed the gruesome words a little.

      Was a true story in the Maryland area someone rather close , quite a surprise because he was smiling and quiet , never a suspicious character wife , 2 sons. the dog and himself.

      I use many different avenues , I never judge a book by it's cover never. Too easy.


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Sky this was emotionally draining.. the words blind sides you as you read along.. very good hub :)

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks you so much "nenyt" I do appreciate you reading and beautiful responses. Thank you !

      Until we write again


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks my brother.

      Oh! don't I know, that is the intent, but there is so many more earthly reasons than one, that I read and listened to the words of the Bible and Jesus.

      And the music and the "LYRICS" of Bob Marley:

      "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery , none but ourselves can free our mind"

      I know you would leave something for the soul.Thanks!

      Yes I love Jane's work. I admire anyone who have see the light.

      Gorillas in the mist , I think Sigoney Weaver did it .

      Love her Aliens.

      Bless my Brother.

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      nenytridiana 6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Hi Sky9106! I admire you as a writer who cares about the natural and social. Good work my friend! Thank you!

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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      You saw "Free Willy". In the wild, the the dorsal is up like a sail, in captivity, it droops. It is the flag of the whale's spirit. The whales and especially dolphins have sonar. They are in an enclosed space and it is irritating to them, it can even drive them mad. As far as that whale - he was just bored and wanted to play.

      I read a book by Jane Goodall, the chimp lady . . . "The Naked Ape". It was her take on human behavior. In one chapter, she ran down a list of behaviors that chimps and monkeys display in captivity that they do not display in the wild. Suffice it to say . . . we are in captivity.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thanks you so much the one and the only Chip , you are truly one of a kind.

      And what are they doing about that woman who died with the killer whale this time , I hope she owns the bank, BTW, what's your take on the limited freedom of these beasts?

      Already Love all your take on nature.

      But I need to hear you say this one, take it as exercise.


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      WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

      Orlando was such a quiet, peaceful place before Disney showed up. Now, the demons are selling tickets to the show and laughing all the way to the bank.

      It is difficult to handle betrayal and abandonment. Even if it is merely misconceived. There is also a situation that demons like to set up . . . abrupt and bewildering circumstances. Now the show is on.

      The dog's fatal mistake was making eye contact.