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The Jealous Husband

Updated on October 26, 2011

Important note:

You have to read this to the end.

A Virgin Island
A Virgin Island | Source

My older man,

Your pain is much,

I understand.

I feel your dark looks all the way from your far away island

Reaching my sunlit life

You are jealous of my beautiful, young, fit companions

The ones I laugh with

The ones that make me giggle like a school girl


Your jealousy is at times a low, poisonous mist

Lurking above a midnight pool that flashes sometimes emerald sometimes black

In other moments your passion is helplessly high, loud

Erupting your grudge

Photo by LisaMarie_
Photo by LisaMarie_ | Source

You don’t need to be

Resentful of our games,

Our confidences

Our embraces,

Our love

They are not your rivals

They are not my lovers

They are

Our children

Photo Credits

I would like to thank the following for the illustrative photos:

A Virgin Island by Joe Shlabotnik

Sunny Victoria by jenniferlstoddart

Dark Pool Orange by zen

Embracing photo by LisaMarie_


This is a work of poetry and not a biographical piece of writing.


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    • akune profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Pinkchik, glad you stopped by.

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow, very nice work here! Voted up :)

    • akune profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Thank you, ahorseback. I am grateful for the opportunity to paint with words. Sometimes ephemeral and Impressionist, sometimes Post-Impressionistic, a la Miro even but rarely Fauvist in style. :)

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      6 years ago

      Akune ,You have a very deep way of delivery ! It's pretty awesome !.......:-}

    • akune profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Thanks b.Malin and WD. I love what we do and there is a clear ethos of support at HP. Glad to meet you.

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      A lot of men are Jealous of their children. I sometimes felt that my first husband was...A very Expressive Poem on a subject that is not talked about. So well written, Akune. I look forward to Following your Hubs.

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      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      What can I add? I studied poetry in college, but I am a prose writer. I appreciate poetry and understand the interactive relationship with the reader. In this concise piece, you made it personal and universal. You explored some complicated emotions. It was well illustrated with the photos. They gave it an abstract feel. Brilliant work.

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      6 years ago

      ..well you have a smile that could save the world - and your writing has certainly saved mine - you are a quintessential story teller with poetic driven narrative used as a brilliant literary device to further the plot - good writing always demands a 2nd or 3rd reading - and often you keep us guessing right until the end - love the way you craft your words - it was an awesome day that we met - please allow me to post this wonderous piece to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - we need to find you some more grateful readers - well, like me!!!!

      lake erie time ontario canada 6:14am just arrived home from work and listening to John Coltrane, fed my cats and having a beer and this is often the time I post a new one - funny how we all have our habits .......


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