Retreat


Doesn't seem to work
Our marriage is long over
Should I now retreat

Should I now retreat
Or hold on for some more time
For our two children

For our two children
Don't know about your cheating
Why should they face this

Why should they face this
They do not deserve this pain
It is my problem

It is my problem
That I shall learn to ignore
I shall not retreat

Written for Haiku Horizons: Prompt - Retreat.


35 comments:

  1. wow! This was just so strong in simple words. Loved it

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  2. Beautifully written soumya!! Very impressive indeed :)

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  3. That was so vivid. I love how you write beautiful poems using these prompts!

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  4. Beautifully expressed, Soumya.
    To retreat or not to retreat is the dilemma...

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  5. That was simply awesome! Beautiful!

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  6. I am deeply touched by your poems -- simply but beautifully (and painfully) written.

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  7. This could be the voice of millions of married women worldwide. It is so nicely written.

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    1. That's the saddest part. Thanks Anita!

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  8. beautiful :) specially the way lines were repeated

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  9. Well .. if it is not working that dont you think its putting more pressure on kids, Kids are intelligent They know .. and I dont beleive in this theory of .. oh lets be together for the sake of the kids.. because if its not owrking parting is best for everyone ..

    Loved the poem though ... and that is the story of so many .. and Sadly I have One in my own Family ..

    Bikram

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    1. Maybe she has other issues too. What will the society say?

      Oh, that is really sad. I hope things get alright soon.

      Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful. Love how you have brought out such a grave issue in a few simple lines. :)

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  11. This can be so painful at times ... brilliantly expressed.

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  12. powerful words...brilliantly captured the emotions of a married woman

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  13. thats really different and nice :)

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  14. But is ignoring just mental retreat?

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