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Theme: Relationship

Odd Love Story

Fall came early that year, the north westerly blew, there was sadness
in the air, I just knew something was not right. It was on a day like this
my wife said she wanted a divorce, and she had already worked out
the details of the settlement, I could keep our log cabin. She knew me
so well it was the only thing I wanted. My wife is a keen athlete, she
likes to run and go skiing, it was only natural that she married the man
who runs a sports shop. My exercise is to get up from my typewriter
walk into the kitchen to make another cup of coffee.
A rare beautiful winter day, blue sky and pale sun, there was a knock
on my door, I opened, saw her green Volvo disappearing down the lane;
by the door, a bag of cooked food and jam. And twice a week she does
this, but now I wait till her car has disappeared. "Love and cherish..."
she is a good catholic, takes her promises seriously. In summers, she
runs past my house, looks straight ahead and I pretend not to see her.


More By  :  Jan Oscar Hansen

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Comments on this Poem

Comment thank you Padmaja Lyengar

19-Jul-2014 07:18 AM

Comment A touching love story - goes to show that a piece of legal paper cannot severe bonds and feelings of concern, care and love (have deliberately changed the order)...Love and cherish....I thank Boloji 'Encore' for giving me the opportunity to read this lovely piece. Thanks Jan for sharing this heartwarming story....

Padmaja Iyengar
19-Jul-2014 04:31 AM

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