Ready Made
Now thirty-some, her time had come - divorced with two small kids
Some sixteen years she toiled in tears and spent her last few quids
Her man did theft and stole what's left; he took her heart and soul
And left her in a bitter state - a hate she can't control

She raised her two young children but no help did he commit
Yet, while at home and all alone, they made the best of it
They grew to be so strong and free; the two had come of age
As years flew by she wondered why her life had turned this page

Her kids now grown and on their own -  she's looking for new love
A kind, she thought, that 'falls in place' and doled from up above
Her ideal man, as was her plan, would be a man of means
Great comfort would she only seek - her head so filled with dreams

Because she had long suffered to raise her kids up right
She hoped to be spoiled rotten - to live with eased delight
No 'vestment was she willing to 'work' into HIS plan
She simply wished to find the one - the 'Well to do made man'

There was no need to worry..., the man that she would find
Must shower her in treasures -  while she would rob him blind
And she would have the best of things without the slightest work
Her goal... 'The lap of luxury' - the 'Made no effort' shirk

© 2008    NDL II

rrs17   rrs17 wrote
on 6/27/2009 10:50:28 PM
The reality of this is commonplace and loved tell a great story very vivid...

penname   penname wrote
on 4/16/2009 8:21:50 PM
excellent. though frightening.

shakatoah   shakatoah wrote
on 2/22/2009 7:51:37 PM
This is so cleverly crafted; the way you turn it around midstream took me by surprise. The thing is, it describes an aspect of human nature that baffles and disappoints me - the tendency for the oppressed to become the oppressor at the first sign of freedom. It's what the woman in the poem has done. And how often we see it in action. As for your style, rhyme and rhythm...beautiful as always.

augustwidow   augustwidow wrote
on 10/8/2008 6:45:19 PM
I love your poems, you such a great story teller, your so full of emotion and color...

G_Money   G_Money wrote
on 10/6/2008 9:00:44 AM
Well done in concept and structure. My favorite of yours so far.

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