Robert Lowell

Boston / United States
Robert Lowell
Boston / United States
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"To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot;

Rating: 3.4
"The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.
Our magnolia blossoms.Life begins to happen.
My hopped up husband drops his home disputes,
and hits the streets to cruise for prostitutes,
free-lancing out along the razor's edge.
This screwball might kill his wife, then take the pledge.
Oh the monotonous meanness of his lust. . .
It's the injustice . . . he is so unjust--
whiskey-blind, swaggering home at five.
My only thought is how to keep alive.
What makes him tick?Each night now I tie
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Terry Craddock 21 December 2016
'My hopped up husband drops his home disputes, and hits the streets to cruise for prostitutes, ' Graphic lines, I applaud Robert Lowell for writing this, in a time when brutality and beating wives in the home was ignored by a moral majority? Sadly in some suburbs and many countries it still is, a pity people do not do unto others as they would have others do unto them. Sadly a few trolls, do not give the love and respect women deserve, the question is always why stay and put up with this disgusting behaviour?
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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 December 2016
Sad poem......++++++++++++++++ Thanks for sharing...................
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Anil Kumar Panda 21 December 2016
It is really sad. Hubby going away for pleasure to other women. Nicely done.
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Seamus O Brian 21 December 2016
Powerful and disturbingly authentic. Things we would rather not look upon, but often art provides the lens which focuses our attention on the unpleasantly necessary.
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Tom Allport 21 December 2016
sorry state the way people live their lives to day. so sad
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 December 2016
To keep alive! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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