elysabeth faslund

Rookie (11/23/49 / Thibodaux. Louisiana)

Advice From My First Marriage - Poem by elysabeth faslund

Courtship, without marriage...
How romantic, indeed.

Marriage, without courtship...
You're going to bleed...

The clock is ticking
On a bomb that's armed.


Comments about Advice From My First Marriage by elysabeth faslund

  • Ransome Adejugbe (7/9/2015 7:39:00 PM)

    Thoughtful poem Elysabeth. Short and meaningful. keep on with the good work. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/23/2007 8:19:00 PM)

    It sounds like my first husband also. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2007 4:01:00 PM)

    I suspect that many people will be looking at these lines and thinking 'yip, I know this place'. Sums up a great deal for me with great brevity and style. xxx jim (Report)Reply

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  • (8/8/2007 4:26:00 AM)

    So true Elysabeth! Romantic love (courtship) even without marriage can last longer like heaven than marriage without romantic love! But romantic love or courtship in marriage can last the longest! . Great advice! Thanks. High marks. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2007 2:08:00 PM)

    Such a delicate balance. First romantic contacts are fun and exhilirating. In the best of circumstances these qualities continue through courtship and into marriage. The tough part is that the real world contains so many experience that are neither fun nor exhilirating. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2007 1:25:00 PM)

    I guess it just went off Elysabeth. Clever Poem and so very true. Love David (Report)Reply

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  • (7/29/2007 10:29:00 PM)

    Elysabeth, this is such a fragile poem. The theme seems to blow the whole piece out of the water, but it is contained and in that the craftsmanship is there to be admired. And it feels so much more satifying on repeated readings. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/29/2007)

    Of course, and thankfully, there are some wonderful bomb disposal experts around! :) t x (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2007 7:55:00 PM)

    You show us the tip of your iceberg, as well as revealing much of what lies under the water. A powerful, tightly driven piece that leaves this reader wondering... love, Allie xxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2007 7:21:00 PM)

    Yikes! How much time do we have to defuse? lol unsettling, good poem (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011


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