Separation – Author Mariane Kvist Doktor

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Separation

They shared the furniture between them

He took the chairs

She took the tables

He took the books

She took the pictures

He took the dryer

She took the washing machine

They separated the house

They shared the boards between each other

The bed was left

They could not cut the bed in half

Who would sleep on a bed with only two legs?

And none of them would lie in bed without the other

She made the bed

They left the bed

They drove their separate ways

They forgot the lamps.

He came back the day after

Took the lamp shades

But he left the light bulbs hanging

©  Mariane Kvist Doktor

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”


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Divided Lines

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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  1. Great piece.. liked it very much..

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