If We Could See What They Hear

There are those married to the type of
spouse who consider it their duty to make
sure their mate’s destiny becomes one
of humiliation, a day-by-day shame
and defeat, usually driving them to drink.
This type of spouse is convinced if you
don’t tell someone then nothing has
happened so they chatter incessantly, 
apparently bamboozled at a young age 
by some fool into believing that talking
is thinking.
Those who remain with this type of 
spouse exhibit a somnolence, what experts
unfortunately label as passivity and 
write books about; a criminal misdiagnosis. 
In a way these martyrs are like the little
girl who lived off to the side for years rarely 
saying a word so everyone decided her 
odd. But one day her savior brother 
gathered her up to a gentle physician 
who took his time then said why this 
girl’s almost totally deaf.

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1 Comment

  1. consolationofmirth on July 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Wow. Reading your potent words, my mind rattles, “is it me? am I that kind of spouse?” So I run to go ask my husband. Honestly honey, does this make me look fat?

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