Faux Smiles And New Bodies

Mothers with their children,

A day at the pool.

So many of the mothers with children,

Are without wedding rings at this pool.

A sign of so many broken homes,

Families living a shattered American dream.

 

They try to look and be normal,

While spending a day in the sun,

Splashing and laughing,

To cover what went wrong.

 

Gathered in small clusters,

With not a wedded one around.

They talk of ex-husbands,

And what he has done

So many ring fingers,

Barren of gold,

As they try to live a little

Before they grow too old.

 

Faux smiles and new bodies,

All on parade

Looking for new husbands,

Among women, just like them


Comments:
 
Michele   Michele wrote
on 8/15/2009 1:05:17 AM
Maybe they're just happy to be free and enjoying friendship and their children...

frederic   frederic wrote
on 8/14/2009 8:50:29 PM
That's a hard ideal to live up to. Of course, the average parent would counter that we're only human. They can't be expected to stay together. The women's smiles may be due to real feelings of joy they're feeling swimming with their children. So, you've got to emphasize that the smiles are "faux" and the bodies are "new" because they're on the new-boyfriend hunt. Quite good. You're almost getting biblical, though, in expecting solid family units here.

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Synopsis
I wrote this yesterday when I took my son to the local pool to cool off. I couldn't help but notice all the single moms in their cliques as they bashed their ex-husbands, while trying to impress someone that wasn't there.
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