Phil Ward

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Life’s Twists And Turns - Poem by Phil Ward

Their love could not be stronger,
It stood the test of time,
Happiness reigned longer,
The more their lives entwined.

They even looked alike some said,
From kids when they first met,
And it was no surprise they wed,
A simple life beset.

For thirty years of bliss till now,
The children had flown the nest,
Precious extra time’ll allow,
The pursuit of other interests.

Inevitability took its course,
And indeed their ways did part,
The lack of understanding forced,
Separation thoughts to start.

Their combined assets weren’t enough,
To find another place,
So times in future will be tough,
Austerity to face.

Then thoughts of self preservation,
And what is all involved,
With elaborate plan creation,
To get the whole thing solved.

The neighbours know the problem,
And offer to help out,
With appeals of fairness to them,
And not to scream and shout.

Eventually things turn sour,
She’s no longer there,
They’re worried by the hour,
The police search everywhere.

He claims she just walked out,
Packed a case and went,
The neighbours seem to doubt,
That it was a non event.

There’s now a lot of pressure,
He has to let them know,
Somehow to reassure,
And to make the rumours go.

He’s off to go and find her,
And bring her back you see,
To offer a reminder,
Of how things used to be.

To quell the allegation,
Of the people and the press,
And restore his reputation,
Most of all reduce the stress.

She returned alone one day,
He was nowhere to be seen,
It kept the poisoned talk at bay,
From things that might have been.

For many years she lived there,
He never did dropp by,
Devoid of friendship and of care,
Maybe he had just died.

She never ever saw him,
The rumours went away,
Life was now worth living,
Parties, work and play.

He got just what she wanted,
He was a devious rat,
Thanks to the plastic surgeon,
Who took care of all of that.


Comments about Life’s Twists And Turns by Phil Ward

  • Martin O'Neill (2/12/2012 6:06:00 PM)


    A facinating tale that leaves me wanting to know more. Was this some local scandal? (Report) Reply

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  • (5/8/2011 3:45:00 AM)


    Great poem. Very well described. Great imagery and style. Excellent stuff. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2. Please use the search box by typing the name of the poem if the page doesn't open with the title of the poem.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2011


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