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The Victims

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When Mother divorced you, we were glad. She took it and
took it in silence, all those years and then
kicked you out, suddenly, and her
kids loved it. Then you were fired, and we
grinned inside, the way people grinned when
Nixon's helicopter lifted off the South
Lawn for the last time. We were tickled
to think of your office taken away,
your secretaries taken away,
your lunches with three double bourbons,
your pencils, your reams of paper. Would they take your
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Sally Plumb Plumb 23 April 2020
Man can’t exist without woman.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 20 September 2019
The complexities of modern age life like children celebrating divorce of parents beautifully presented. A well deserved modern poem of the day.
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Benjamin Uy 20 September 2019
A sad great poem about the disentigration of a family, Sharon Olds is one of the great Poetess of our dark times, thanks for the rereadings
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Lyn Paul 20 September 2019
Strength you must have to have guided you through this journey. Peoples lives are affected deeply from this crime. I wrote " The Victim" several years ago. about someone fighting this in court. People seem to turn a blind eye. May there be sunshine in your everyday.
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Banamala Sen 20 September 2019
A powerful piece about abuse and the aftermath. Depicted by a deft hand! Congratulations! You have captivated attention of the readers on a grim and sensitive topic!
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 September 2019
A heartfelt poem about abuse. Loved the way you have inked the story. Thanks very much.
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Mahtab Bangalee 20 September 2019
Now I pass the bums in doorways, the white slugs of their bodies gleaming through slits.................../// beautiful poem shared
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 06 September 2019
Beautiful art of poetry..it flows withvthe time and the painful moments that would surround a child with a divorced mother.
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Lyn Paul 20 September 2018
These words reminded me of my parents separating. We were free from violence and no longer needed to fear.
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 September 2018
Being abused! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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