questioning that institution

it is not cowardice

to opt out and walk away

when it becomes misery filled

then it is not worth it

when the bickering goes on

goes on ad nauseum

then bliss lies elsewhere

 

it is not about regret

the germination of future bliss

practical considerations hatched

out of the egg of failure

don't tell me about regrets

it is setting the captives free

 

what a social experiment

never agreeing on everything

differing even with our parents

throw in another stranger

the cauldron that marriage is

 

is it about the supposed exclusivity

that fiction of sexual exclusivity

is it about seeking dominion over another

is it about fullness and satisfaction

what does it take to be married

wisdom or the glaring lack of it

the desire to be a willing captive

 

when the pieces do not fit

a square peg in a round hole

when it becomes cat and mouse

each seated in a basket chair of regrets

time to move on indeed

the rose thrown into the fire

◄ sounds of hypocrisy

searching for the ideal ►

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jabulani mzinyathi

Thu 30th Dec 2010 07:29

you guys rock. thanks for the inspiring comments.keep on writing

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Philipos

Wed 29th Dec 2010 21:16

Hi jabulani - I liked especially the last line in each stanza and particularly the rose thrown into the fire - then I tinkered with all your last lines for amusement which in turn made a poem of sorts

'then bliss lies elsewhere - it is setting the captives free - the cauldron that marriage is - the desire to be a willing captive - the rose thrown into the fire

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Rachel Bond

Wed 29th Dec 2010 14:43

"'the object unsoiled is packed ready and waiting
for the moment of truth in this spiritual mating
the object unsoiled is packed ready and waiting
to be owned cherished and fucked for the naming
the public are shocked by the state of society
but as for you youre a breath of purity
well dont give me your morals theyre filth in my eyes
pack them away with the rest of your lies
the painted mask of ugly perfection
the ring on your finger a sign of protection?
the rape on page 3 is a soldiers obsession
how well youve been caught to support your oppression...
one god, one church, one husband...
one wife!"
Crass lyrics Berketex Bribe (Penis Envy)

reminded me of this...great poem i like your writing style, direct with some beautiful skewed imagery...

time to move on indeed
the rose thrown into the fire

fuck marriage! xxx


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