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by SWPoet
Rated: E · Folder · Personal · #1389997
Marriage and relationships: The ups and downs (Not Dom.Viol)
Welcome to the Relationship/Marriage Folder

Some poems you will find here deal with experience in my own marriage (ten years and counting). There is little black and white in a marriage, just many, many shades of gray (and some other colors too). I've tried to capture these subtle emotions of a relationship.

Some poems come from my frequent contact with women who are survivors of domestic abuse or currently in the midst of these relationships. While this is not my personal history, I cannot help but hear and understand some of what these people are going through.

Some poems are a mixture of truth, fiction, and a tad of personal experience with a little mythology thrown in at times. In a relationship, there's one person's truth, the other person's truth, the truth as it appears to onlookers and family, and then there's the real stuff only the fly on the wall sees. I want to hear what the fly has to say. Then, this is what I want to write.

I hope one of these poems helps someone give their partner another chance (or NOT in the case of domestic abuse) or at least will give some perspective from the fly on the wall.
Portfolio -> Marriage: Gifts and Apologies, etc
    Rated: E · Women's · #1992156
    Choosing power of serenity over power of sword.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1907198
    Couples healing, still navigating terrain of marriage. A metaphor of change.
    Rated: E · Women's · #1639145
    Marriage and the evolution of a woman's dreams and goals -sweet for V-Day.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1726867
    An apology of sorts, for being too quick to speak and too slow to listen.
    Rated: 13+ · Other · #1960802
    The need for human touch.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1655380
    A apology to a spouse, in response to his poem written as a plea for understanding.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1405312
    Losing bits or ourselves or creating each other? Which will the whittler do?
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1398525
    Grabbing quiet moments together when we can
    Rated: E · Psychology · #1759738
    A married couple have two opinions of "weed"-For Poetic Exploration Week 11
    Rated: E · Other · #1520531
    What happens when the one you love is searching for what has never left. Himself.
    Rated: E · Music · #1512192
    Searching for music in a mate and finding the melody inside ourselves.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1512190
    A letter to a loved one
    Rated: E · Writing · #1512179
    Poetry and emotion. A Poet's Prayer
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #1572458
    The effects of the word "Always". for Dutch's Anaphora Challenge
    Rated: E · Other · #1507406
    What happens in a marriage, sometimes. Re: worrry, stress.
    Rated: E · Music · #1643386
    Are you comfortable with silence? Do you try to fill in the space between the notes?
    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #1478862
    An Acrostic Poem celebrating Italy, marriage, and a tasty meal.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #1424870
    Control and loss. Three vignettes. Revision of "Hungry, yet unwilling to let go"
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #1367164
    What happens when we marry a dandelion and expect them to turn into a rose.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1337561
    Short thoughts about not letting go- how to lose that which you seek to possess.
    Rated: E · Psychology · #1332220
    Someone a little over -sensitive, seeing insults where none were intended.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1330747
    Marriage, fixing whats broke, and refusal to follow in parents' footsteps.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1330719
    Married life
    Rated: E · Women's · #1875485
    Life changes, waiting to rejoin spouse, readjustment, return after time apart.
    Rated: E · Other · #1838465
    Opposites attract ......but how do they reconcile the differences?
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1804247
    Sarcastic form poem about lovers who quarl.....a lot, yet still remain together til death.
    Rated: E · Other · #1790769
    Ode to an insecure lover Example of a Rispetto Poem
    Rated: E · Other · #1940147
    Roses and thorns, expectations and blame, marriage.
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