As Long As We Both Shall Give

“To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Marry, marry
quite contrary.

How does a garden grow?
With silver linings
and seashells
and com
-promise when you
have a row.

Mr. Schopenhauer,
don’t dis the bliss;
from where I sit,
it can be amazing.
But see, here’s the thing
(perhaps you missed):
You have to water it.


quickly prompted

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5 Responses to As Long As We Both Shall Give

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Forgot to add the prompt quote, until after I published. If you got the poem via email, it didn’t make much sense. 😉

  2. habiwabi says:

    So true! You can’t expect anything to grow without first nourishing and nurturing it 🙂

  3. So true. Everything in life requires maintenance – absolutely everything.
    I think I’d be more sympathetic to this quote if it was by a woman! Alas, I see that he only shared his life with poodles – what could he possibly really know about marriage 🙂 ?

  4. Shawna says:

    I love this poem.

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