Ofw's Wife Lamentation

for my wife in the Philippines

You are better off dust
by the road side

Than a wife to an OFW
in Dubai

The matrimonial pillow
the wedding bed
are cold and dumb
Longing for her husband's
caressing arm

She often recalls the dawn
as they tight the luggage
How she held back tears
as they parted

He is across miles now
from the far side of the east

Toiling hope for a better home
in the desert of full-treasured doom

When will it ever end
My wife laments and
my nostalgic feelings?


written at K-05 Greece Cluster, International City
Dubai, UAE
10 june 2010

by Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan

Comments (2)

Nicely written poe, Thanks for sharing..10
To drip and scatter shells upon the rug. Love this line!