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Divorce Bard

Divorce Bard
pretty how town, USA
February 13
While the ashes of marriage #2 were cooling, I began a journal here in verse, to keep myself out of trouble. So far so good, and one day at a time. I took a hiatus this past January, and I missed it terribly. Writing daily had changed the way I think - not my opinions, but the process of thinking itself. So here I am back again, and hungry. I began with three rules: (1) Iambic pentameter, (2) Perfect rhyme, and (3) It had to be true (no hyperbole). I hereby amend rule number 3: If I'm writing about myself, yes, it has to be true. But it doesn't, if I want to tell a story.


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JUNE 17, 2010 1:29AM

Inquiry. Wednesday June 16, 2010

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She called today.  The one that wouldn't go
To see Picasso (too much like a date).
Her kids were home.  She called me just to know
If we would like to play.  We'll have to wait
Till next week, when the kids are done with school.

Our playdates end with dinner, as a rule.
The things she cooks are very tasty.  Mmmmm.
I wonder if that's why she called, though.  Hmmmm.

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I like your poems, DB. As for the rest, I'm sure you're a better judge of that. R
Well, sounds as if as long as you don't call it "a date", she likes to spend time. there is hope. Good. Now I can go to sleep...so should you, its very late on your side of the map.
Hello lovely man.

You have excellent taste,

but sometimes hardly any sense, take care

of your heart, isn't it.
One never knows why people do
What they do.
An impulse into action out of boredom,
Or, perchance, attraction
Probably sets or upsets
To make things,
With small regrets,
Somewhat askew.
But life is replete
With the incomplete,
With the indeterminate
To unseat
The firmest approximation.
It's all elation
In any situation
To comply
So that between buy and bye
Whatever meets the eye
Will result
In some tumult
And some integration.
Yes. Hmmmmmm the motivation.
I'm with Kim...Just a little wary of the "too much like a date" stuff. Have fun playing but guard your heart. Like I should be giving advice, pfft.
Hmmmm indeed. Hopefully, you can enjoy the food and guard your own heart as the children play.
I say "go for it.!" Life is meant to be lived. Great Post, as usual. R
Ooh, do I sense a romance in the works? Okay, I can tell that reading your daily posts is making you like a character I'm following in a very gripping tv show. what will Divorce Bard do next?
Okay, DB...this one HAS to come with a 'part 2' once those kids have left!
I think she wants to be your girlfriend, Divorce Bard! Just read her some poems for dessert. And keep us posted... xox
Hello all -- everyone who braved the beautiful weather and stayed inside to blog instead.

Fusun, thanks. I guess I'm on my own on the subject matter?

trilogy, I will be steadfastly content with playdates for now. I love company as much as the kids. And yes, I do stay up too late sometimes.

Kim - this "isn't it" usage of yours. It's downright disorienting to an American. Is it Australia, or is it you? (And thanks for the caution.)

Jan, I've seen you commenting-in-poem on other blogs here too. First, I'm very impressed. Second, this is my favorite so far. Tumult and some integration. Yes indeed, hmmmmm...

Hi scupper. Yes indeed.

Linnnn, it's very sweet of you and Kim to tell someone my age to be careful. Very sweet. Thanks.

anna1, enjoying the food is a guarantee. I'll keep that other part in mind.

Dave, wow. You really ARE feeling better, aren't you?

Pilgrim, yes indeed. It will tell all.

Caroline, what... like a reality TV show in iambic pentameter? What have you been smoking?

Susan, once those kids have ...left? Where are they going to go, exactly? You're talking about a couple of years down the road, when they have their own cellphones and won't have anything to do with me.

Patty, honest now, I don't think she does. But thanks for your thoughts.

Thanks everyone. I have to get to work on tonight's post. If you weren't there, I might sneak a night without doing it. You are all keeping me very honest.

June 30 will be 6 months.
Not oz just this person, haven't they.