With luck and a strong wind Comic poems the first of which is

A Dish Best Served Cold

An Abandoned Woman’s Lament!

I am an abandoned woman you see!
In a painful literal sense, that’s me
He’s just upped and gone is the cruel truth
Because I’ve been told he’s gone off with Ruth?

Twenty-five years then ups and leaves
So while I trusted he deceives
With a slip of a girl half his age
And I am left in a terrible rage

Should’ve guessed soon as I noticed the change
But at the time washing more often didn’t seem strange
Soap, water and him had never been on friendly terms!
To my mind, his body was a breeding ground for germs

Then, it was clean socks and then CLEAN UNDIES!
Something he’d only ever done on Sundays!
So you see…all the clues were there
But I was blissfully unaware

“Are they Calvin Klein’s?” I enquired tight lipped
Because it had been some time since I’d seen him stripped.
At his age with all his dangly bits restricted like that
What if they were to drop off and land on the cat?

Well Ruth used to be Captain of the Ladies Cricket Team
Before Husband stealing became her currently favoured scheme
So if she failed to catch ‘em she would think it a fix
Though I would prefer it if she batted his balls to the boundary for six!

Then at least I would gain some small satisfaction
Because I readily admit the idea holds some attraction
I don’t see why they should get away with hurting me?
But I want something more than that… now just let me see…

I know…although I’ve heard revenge is a dish best served cold
It won’t stop me grabbing the trollop in a gentle asphyxiating hold!
And visitors and friends to the house will not need to put on their spectacles
Because they’ll see quite clearly the glass jar where we now keep his testicles!


I would appreciate any comment on this. However, please note I am not some bitter, abandoned woman.I have been happily married for fifty years. It was written as a hopefully humorous comment on women that have been abandoned in favour of a younger woman.

This is quite funny, in spite of the seriousness of the situation. My wife divorced her first husband when she found out he liked too many women. Seven years later we met, and I married into a family of three children, and a year later adopted a young boy of nine. Esther and I are married 37 years now. Love is precious, and you must have the same scent of soul mate too. In this poem, I suggest you re-write it with the object of creating ideas and feelings without overtly expressing it through words. Then I will make some suggestions after---sound ok? My email is at" richardprov1@netscape.net. Cheers, Richard & Esther. PS. From your short bio, remember you are the captain of your ship and the way you wish to come across in the words you write is the correct way for you. However you did ask for some suggestions, eh? (I made an email correction)RLP
Richard L. Provencher

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