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The Last Wife

Updated on July 7, 2017
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Deborah is a writer, healer, and teacher. Her goal is to help people live their best lives every day by sharing her joy and love of life.

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Marriage

The idea of happily ever after seems far fetched in this day and age. Couples marry and divorce, with little regard for each other, or their children.

This poem reflects the life of a man thrice married, once to his sweetheart and the mother of his children, once to a beautiful trophy, and finally to the woman who would love him into old age.

Enjoy.

The first wife: he loved her, it seems

she bore his children

and encouraged his dreams.

Loving and loyal, though they had no wealth.

And before she knew

what had hit her life

He left her for a trophy wife

A younger, firmer version of herself.

The trophy wife was cute but mean

She spurned his children

and crushed his dreams

Crafty and cunning, she squandered his wealth.

And before he knew

what had hit his life

He cried when he lost his trophy wife

Gone...with a wealthier version of himself.

The last wife, then, was kind and sweet

cherished the grandchildren

and rekindled his dreams

Gracious and giving, she nurtured his failing health.

And before they knew

what had hit their life

the dying man and the last wife

realized their love had become their wealth.

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