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Shocked
by Sandra Martyres
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Opening the newspaper
She froze -
Her ex- husband's picture
Glared at her
He was one of the key suspects
In a bank heist
Over the years she had been uneasy
About his job
He never worked regular hours yet
He was paid
Every time she questioned him about it
He cleverly evaded
The exact whereabouts of his workplace
He was a consultant

Things were  falling into place now
His periods of stress
His late night closed door meetings
With strange men
His monosyllabic and rude responses
To her questions
His long and inexplicable absences
Flashed across her mind
It was only when she could no longer tolerate
His behaviour that
She had walked out of the marriage quietly
This had possibly
Made it easier for him to take greater risks
No one to question him
Dropping the newspaper on the floor she
Stared at the wall
Despite all her fears she had never suspected
He was a common thief

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January 13, 2011
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Comments on this Poem

Comment How sad, instead of stealing more valuable things like heart, he looked for artless sundries.

kumarendramallick
01/13/2011 06:07 AM




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