"Marriage Counselor," by Norman Rockwell, 1963.‘No One’ by Robert Cooperman The Society June 21, 2016 Humor, Poetry 2 Comments No one can hate you like a former spouse. It sounds like a country-western song, I know, but no one can mutter you’re such a louse as an ex-lover who swears, “What a souse, and if I tried to say a word, he’d go, ‘How’d you like to be a dead former spouse?’” A boiling war zone to share the same house when things begin to get really stink-o, each of you muttering, “A dirty louse!” Even if you’ve been upright as a mouse, and never considered landing a blow, no one can hate you like a former spouse. Even if they find a new love, they’ll grouse, he/she “just ran away with all my dough, and even worse, was such a rotten louse.” He might say, “She belongs in a whorehouse.” And she, “Let him burn in hell-fire, below.” No one can hate you like a former spouse, nor mutter and curse you’re a giant louse. Robert Cooperman is a poet living in Denver, Colorado. Related Post A Sonnet by Edward Hoke 03.27.18 A smattering of rain above a hall That holds her earthy fragments, broken, spent, A woman who, in life, out-did them all, And e’en in dea... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses David Martin June 21, 2016 From the Matrimonial Minefield He was such a sterling lad, Always in virtue clad, But his marriage, it went bad. She took everything he had; His children lost their dad. In due time he went mad. Do you find this story sad? He was such a happy lad. Reply LSC June 23, 2016 I married an angel Sent from heaven down. I could not be kind enough. To keep my angel from a frown. I went mad from my despair. Oh cursed this human form. So rough, crude, and stupid too. My nature, I did reform. Then my angel smiled again. And I too, peaceful inside. When my angel flies away. I too will, in peace reside. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.