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A Haiku - Divorce

Updated on August 25, 2015

Some just say the words three times, and it is done!

Marrying, divorcing, why does it start then stop?
Marrying, divorcing, why does it start then stop? | Source

It seems strange to me,

The fuss on legal marriage:

"Who can marry who?"


There used to be fuss

As to "Who may divorce who?"

Now divorce seems fine.


"Too easy!" some say.

"Such a marriage carousel ."

"What was he thinking?"


A "desperate" wife,

A philandering husband,

Their children: "So sad."


Tears at the start, and

Tears at the end; a sprinkle,

And a waterfall.


"'Til death do us part,"

Didn't mean death of marriage!

But death of one half.


Play now, pay later.

How cavalier, and how sad.

Two hearts pay the price.


"Not so!" say the courts,

"Your children pay too, just look!"

"Divorces cost all."


Legally wed, and

Legally gone, so soon sad.

Still Mother and Dad.


Try harder, if true,

Those promises binding you,

Cocoon threads so strong.


Woven well 'til now,

Safe inside family bonds,

See what you could be.


Crawl or fly, your choice;

You have but to raise your voice.

Stay, grow, fly; or flee.


Who will be parent?

What love do you have to give?

Will it also die?


Your choice it is now,

Marriage doctor or lawyers?

The future is now.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.




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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I over heard a couple of young girls talking, one had become engaged. Her friend said "what happens if it doesn't work out". "I'll just get a divorce, no problem".

      If brides go into marriage with thoughts like that it will never work, they won't even try.

      The last wedding I went to had 'Till Death do us part taken out.

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Perspycacious, What a captivating, clever convincing senryu regarding human foibles over marriage (everlasting)! In particular, I like the progression through the situation to the consequences, side effects and treatment. Your conclusion aligns with equally prescient statements by Steven Covey (lead your life with the end in mind, think about what will be said at your eulogy) and the Dalai Lama (the secret to a good death is a good life).

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wowwwww! This is your best yet Perspycacious. You are truly the Haiku master!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Divorce is a dirty word if children are involved and it's a sad affair. If there are no children just say good-bye and go your own way. To avoid the expense of weddings in case things don't work out a lot of people here live together in what we call civil marriages.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ninabrooks736: Thanks for reading all my nearly 300 Hubs! Out of curiosity, how long did it take you? I am now in my seventh month, and I can assure you it took me much longer to create them.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: You raise an interesting question: "What is the status of 'common law marriages' in the USA?" Is part of the current debate a debate over the application of the term "marriage" to those as well? If the various state statutes define a "common law marriage" only in terms of how long a "couple" (two people) "live together," then one would think that some states already recognize gay couples as having "common law marriages"!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      very poignant. Interesting way to use Haiku

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      PDXKaraokeGuy I'm glad you snagged this one in 2013. I will have to get back and see what you have been doing in the interim. Thanks.

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      Demas W Jasper 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rebeccamealey - I went back to see why this currently has my lowest score from HP. That must mean that all my others have been even better? I'm happy with the score you gave it when you commented "Wowwwww! This is your best yet Perspycacious. You are truly the Haiku master!" Reading it again takes the "low score" sting away. Better skills next time, HP.

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