What They Don’t Tell You — Poetry

What They Don’t Tell You

after the happily ever after
is how fast your life turns to grey

how you lose tiny pieces of yourself
first your voice —
nothing you have to say is ever that important
next your appeal —
you look nothing like the porn chicks he prefers
then your dignity takes a walk
followed by your self-respect —

and then you awaken one day with amnesia
you don’t know who the hell you are
nor why you are in this shitty marriage —
you are alone, friendless and jobless
in a dark hole with no help in sight

Marriage should come with warning signs
bells and whistles and quick exit doors —
or at the very least, a coffin in the bedroom
to practice death upon

©January 2014, Lori Carlson

I was reminded of this poem of mine after reading Patience’s poem

What They Don’t Say

It is enchantingly beautiful and hauntingly sad… Please have a read and support her blog LOVELETTERSTOAGHOST

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6 thoughts on “What They Don’t Tell You — Poetry

  1. Your poem is instant ‘in your face’. I like it. Not a mincer of words, you, lol.

    • Lori Carlson says:

      Thanks. Jacqueline… I studied the works of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton… both of them taught me to be bold and put myself out there… a lot of my poetry gets “in your face” because of that… I like that expression 😀 Thank you so much for reading me and for your great comments

  2. Lori Carlson says:

    It is now, my dear… it is now *smiles*

  3. resoplayer says:

    Beautiful, but sad. Still … inspiring. I have played a part in that act also.

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