The Neglected Wife – A Ballad of a dangerous woman.

This story was inspired by the Word Prompts above.

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They were on a sailing vessel, named the barracuda,

Heading slowly westwards towards the island of Bermuda,

When she gave a final wave and she’d shed a final tear,

As she watched her husband drowning and then finally disappear.

So their married life together had just been an awful sham,

And he hadn’t really cared for her and she’d not cared a damn,

No more mind-games or quiet nights by lonely gaslight,

She’d hoped he’d simply leave but instead he stayed to fight,

Now she was truly wealthy and she simply cried for joy,

Free to spend all his money and to find a handsome boy,

Just then she heard another vessel pull up beside her own,

A very nice man jumped aboard with a strong and muscly tone.

Oh, dear, they were the coastguard, and they’d witnessed everything!

They’ve rescued her darling husband now she’d rot in old Sing-Sing.

copyright: Kristian Fogarty 09/August/2019

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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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