Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Calm or Stormy!

                                                                                    Author:  Ian Mackenzie
Image: Elderly Couple in Love (here)

Emotional tendencies
Love’s extension
Befitting living creatures
Gracious to a fault

Whiff of ostentatious laughter
Murmurs of kind words
Male and female attract
Collusion of wants
Thirsty for love
Selfishly guarding
feel for companionship
between two hearts

An unsolicited choice
A necessary burden
Provocation may occur 
But cohesion held on

Conflicts abound though
May beget mixed ending
Marriage bliss
Or likely break-up

Note: Apologies, Susan! Did not realize the pre-condition of 14 lines. Too late to change at this juncture.

Susan's hosting at Poets United's Mid-Week Motif  -  Love 
and Mrsupole's Theme Thursday  - Thirsty

18 comments:

  1. Depends on the two where it will end, but break up sounds like the likely trend

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  2. A realistic look at the vagaries of Love.

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  3. Hmm, I guess the two will have to decide what they want to do. Seems at this point it could go either way.

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  4. I'm not counting lines today. My parents have now been married for 66 years having survived the hot and cold and bickering and grown into a comfortable companionship, so I know it is possible. But it was hard for the kids to watch that negotiating. I think if they had met in the last 20 years they would not have had a chance.

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    1. Very true Susan! There are ups and downs so they say. Somehow tolerance is better in the older generations. Youngsters these days are exposed to many things that encourage liberal attitudes and both genders are financially independent. A slight flash point can result in uncontrolled flare-ups!

      Hank

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  5. Wonderfully put Hank, our emotions on any given day can play a big part in our lives.
    Yvonne.

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  6. Ups and downs are indeed part and parcel of what human relationships. Sometimes it is necessary to assess them and see where we are going.

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  7. Hank,

    The harsh realities of relationships and life. Sometimes there are tough storms, unable to be weathered....In spite of years together....

    Best wishes, Eileen :)

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  8. i guess in some ways we never know the future and can ruin it by staying stuck on what it might be and missing the moment...and appreciating the love in the now....

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  9. I think it is miraculous that anyone stays together for a long period of time. It seems to me you just ride the wave day by day which turns into years and years.

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  10. Day by day & compromise, great write!

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  11. Ah, love and life are full of ups and downs!

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  12. Conflicts abound though
    May beget mixed ending
    Marriage bliss
    Or likely break-up

    The earlier generation always 'fixed' things up before breaking.

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  13. conflicts are definitely a part of life... but making up beats break-ups anyday.. so here is hoping for that..

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  14. it's a balancing act and never easy :) you've captured it perfectly

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  15. Ohh you have captured the essence of marriage so beautifully!

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