Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Love will commit, or love will commit suicide.
-- Anthony Liccione
What happens with love when first flame is gone
when couple become just a habit to each other
years of just tolerating dragging on and on
so much to resent, so much to bother.
Not only at my age group of seventy and beyond
I see the young ones fresh from honeymoon
as they are losing that initial, happy bond
song of romance sounding out of tune.
Marriage based on love, now like an obligation
anniversaries forgotten, or a formality at best
so distant from those first years of elation
every little problem putting love on test.
As if using each other for a stress disposal bin
relieving their anger, boredom and frustration
oftentimes boiling down who will lose or win
kids being excuse for marriage salvation.
Maybe story of parents comes to mind
or friends that don't bother hiding it at all
resembling contract once wrongly signed
once raised to the pedestal, now time to fall.
© 2022 Val Karas