Divorce - Poem by Elena Plotkin
It's a very old and well known story,
One of no hope and even less glory.
Boy meets girl and does the right thing,
he goes out and buys her a diamond ring.
Years go by and for a while it's swell.
then suddenly life turns into a living hell.
A call to a friend who knows a good lawyer,
one that easily smells blood in the water.
Over dinner and a glass of red wine,
one of them recites the tell-tale line:
'I'm sorry but I want a divorce! '
translation 'My kingdom for a horse! '
When two hearts no longer beat as one,
they must destroy all that they've done.
the life and family that they have built
is ill-equipped to survive hate and guilt.
Alimony, child custody, and lawyer's fees,
now must be the couple's only priorities.
And when the ink is dry and it is final,
A divorce rarely leads to love's revival.
(C) 2014 Copyright Elena Plotkin
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