David McLansky

Freshman - 748 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

Only Marry A Woman It Would Be A Pleasure To Divorce


An angry mother left behind,
Cruel, unstable, and unkind,
She tells her children not to give
To their FATHER who has no right to live.

The battles waged, it never ends,
The fantasy, to part as friends,
To her it is a question of survival,
Death was then my only rival.

My victory, a clean kept house,
No cockroaches, not one mouse;
Her victory, the telephone
To remind them all, she is alone.

So marry well when you mate,
Half the time it ends in hate,
To marry is to set a course;
Happily married, happily divorced!

Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Comments about this poem (Only Marry A Woman It Would Be A Pleasure To Divorce by David McLansky )

  • Rookie Owain Glyn (6/14/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    How sad it is that children are, sometimes, the casualties of this kind of fracture, divorce, by it's very nature, precludes real friendship. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,940 Points Lorraine Colon (6/12/2013 7:41:00 PM)

    I like this one. You tell it like it is. Sadly, very often, that's just how it is. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,828 Points Clarence Prince (6/12/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    It's a nice thing to be married, but it's terrible sad to end in divorced! (Report) Reply

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