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Lucie
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0 posted 09-08-99 11:15 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

~~~This is not about me.. I repeat.. not about me.. it is just a poem.. This poet is happily married!!! And wants to stay that way!!!~~~

You have called me many names
lover, wife and friend.
Only one name that you used
for me ever did offend.

When I walked down that isle
to start two lives as one.
I never thought there’d be a day
the ties would be undone.

Yet sitting in this courtroom
as the lawyers fight their case.
I search my soul for answers,
what brought us to this place?

The only thing that comes to mind
are the happy times we had.
Even the times we struggled
weren’t really all that bad.

It seems you want to give up
and let this marriage end.
You have called me many names
lover, wife and friend.

The papers have been signed now
the conditions too complex.
I’m not Mrs. to you anymore
you address me now as EX.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
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on the threshold of a dream


1 posted 09-08-99 11:37 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem... but glad it's not about you, Lucie... *S*
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 09-08-99 11:41 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This was not what I expected when I saw the title! You sure captured the thought well! I am so afraid of marriage....simply because I don't believe in divorce, and EX's and such!! Terrifies me !! I don't want to be just another divorce statistic!! It's hard to find a man who takes vows as seriously as I do, and I won't walk that aisle until I do !!

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Lucie
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3 posted 09-08-99 11:48 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

This may seem unrealistic.. but I married once.. thats it.. thats all. If it doesn't work.. thats the end of matrimony for me. And I will never sign a divorce paper!!

[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 09-08-99).]
Pepper
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Lucie, this is a very well written piece about a subject that is unfotunately so true to alot of people in our throw away society....excellent.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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5 posted 09-08-99 12:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Very good piece, Lucy! Well done!
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6 posted 09-08-99 01:53 PM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

very well said ...smile... relieved it isn't your story ... whether they be marriage vows or promises between lovers ... to some they mean so little ... to others so much ... I wonder if how one "feels" this poem is not related to how one views the significance of a vow ...thanks again
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7 posted 09-08-99 02:46 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Lucie:

Never say never. I do hope it's the case, but you just never know what's in store down the line. Case in point… I thought my parents would be together forever. Married 20 plus years with hardly ever a harsh word between them, seemingly happy and satisfied with what their relationship provided each other. Then it all fell apart when I was about nineteen. My mother decided she wanted something different in life and left the family. Such was my anger that I didn't speak to her for ten years. Years made even longer in that we were very close for I share much in common with my mother, her personality, humor, likes and dislikes. When we finally did come together, two weeks before my own wedding, I discovered my mother was very happily remarried and that her husband was / is a great guy. In the interim, my father had also remarried to a very wonderful woman. Now-a-days everybody gets along well and family gatherings are a most joyous occasion. At times I still wish my parents had never parted company but if they had not, so many things would be different with the loss of people I and my own family have come to care about and love. So, who is to say it wasn't for the best.
Well, that's probably more than you ever needed to know about my life, but I think it makes for a good counterpoint to your argument of "never." Personally, I'll never get divorced either. Here's to "Forever, till death do us part."

PS: I thought your work here was excellent. Thus my response as you have it. Thanks again.
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8 posted 09-08-99 11:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Good job, Lucie. It is well written, and unfortunately a not-uncommon experience today.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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9 posted 09-08-99 11:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

BRAT still works for me! ** smooches **
WhtDove
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10 posted 09-09-99 08:40 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was very well written! You have captured quite a bit in these words! I enjoyed this, though to think about it, tis a sad day! Hope I never have to go through that!
Lucie
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11 posted 09-09-99 10:07 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you all for the comments.

And Balladeer, I am sure I have been called a lot of names in the past few days.. but I like Brat the best...hehe
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Purgatorial Incarceration


12 posted 09-11-99 03:35 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well this did strike a chord with me Lucie.
It is sad that so few people hold to their vows. After my experiences with my (EX) I am left to wonder why bother with the vows at all...
cbutler
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13 posted 09-11-99 06:52 AM       View Profile for cbutler   Email cbutler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cbutler

how did you come up with this being happly married and all?
Very good
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14 posted 09-11-99 01:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another great one, Lucie!

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