Who would want to grow old
Wearing a tea-stained dressing gown,
Knitting squares
To sew into blankets
For earthquake survivors?

So she thought
When, after many years
Of silences and anger,
She was left a widow
Grieving? Not at all.

The freedom from fear
Of pregnancy
And the recent loss of
Domestic obligations
Proved exhilarating.

And so she sought
The company of younger men
To whom her innocence
(Strange to say)
Was erotically appealing.

Her innocence, so endearing,
Was to become her downfall,
For years of marriage
Caused her to overlook
The danger of AIDS.

Poetry by Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2010-07-23 at 01:32

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Reminded me a bit of arrogance of youth meeting seasoned warrier - there are always risks of course, and often risks can be avoided - but exhilaration of life should never be overlooked!

An interesting poem, like Jenks, I loved the simplicity - a poem for all ages I think

Elle x

jenks The PoetBay support member heart!
the dangers and traumas of life are unending...
I like very much the simplicity of the read...
where have you been and why haven't I read you before now?
much enjoyed.