The Last Words


(This poem explores the male point of view)


The autumn flowers were easing away

as were his desires

He sat by the lake

when she came

late by two hours

She started the quarrel, as always,

before he could utter a word

for she had already planned it

She now had her sight on

another man with an overtly big purse

and better prospects

He knew her thoughts

from her eyes

and looked on scornfully

as she uttered the last words

and walked away

She had won

and he had lost,

but so had that concept called love

27 thoughts on “The Last Words

  1. Beautifully scripted scenario, with rejection the ultimate sacrifice, but doubt love ever really existed – except in the mind of the poet.

  2. I cannot blame the woman, except that she may not have supported her man’s efforts to succeed enough. The trouble with the wallet as the part of the man that is most attractive is that suddenly it can empty in today’s world, and there doesn’t seem to be anything else. Its hard to blame the woman though. I don’t at all. At least she made a decision. Better than regretting not making it, then blaming her husband subconsciously, and its all downhill from there.

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