Looking Dim

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille – “spoil”  (Posted by Lillian)

He’s spoiling for a fight,
twists each word she says.
He was mama’s shining knight,
kept spoon-fed.

Why marry him, was she blind,
did she harbor schemes to change him?
He throws tantrums, calls her unkind.
She throws in the towel, future grim.

Spoiler Alert!

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Looking Dim

  1. ooooooh. a story told through poetry!


  2. jillys2016 says:

    Spoiling for a fight! A phrase we don’t hear very often and a great way to take this prompt. You wrap up so much truth in these 44 words. All too common – do I love you for who you are or for who I think you could become under my careful hand? Excellent!


  3. Gina says:

    oh don’t try to change a Mama’s boy! love how you use the 44 words to your advantage!


  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Communication is hard when both sides are calling the other unkind.


  5. Lona Gynt says:

    Future grim? Tough maybe, but better to live than to have to fight all the time. Declaring victory and leaving is not throwing in the towel girl. I love the rhyme and succinct power on this.


  6. lillian says:

    Late late late to reply☹️. We were out of town for an extended Thanksgiving Holiday. That first line really sets the mood! And oh how true that we best like the person we love, for who s/he is rather than thinking we can change them!


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