Monday, June 11, 2007

A poem about: Seventh Commandment, Adultery

When Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from the mountain, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery was the seventh of the Ten. For many people, this is a painful experience, to be on the end of adultery. That is an understatement.

Seventh Commandment
By Peter Menkin

Betrayal, and infidelity.


that some call sweet secret.

But a sin and blemish.

I know a man and a woman

who for twenty years were adulterous.

I know a woman who has been adulterous

all her married life, through four husbands.

So much unhappiness,

diminishment of spirit--lies of love, intimacy lost.

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