One Through Twelve

The first came home weeping, one child missing.

The second had a fresh start, no longer moving grocery carts.

The third, the man carried his bride over the threshold and stayed together until they were old.

The fourth raised a little boy, their faces filled with joy.

The fifth man sold his art and upon his death divided the land in parts.

The sixth lady won the lottery and later pursued pottery.

The seventh had a secret but his conscious couldn’t keep it.

The eighth was given clarity and gave all they had to charity.

Nine re-married several times and, alone, he was buried.

The tenth couple lost their half, sat dazed for the rest of their days.

The eleventh had a criminal opportunity, pled his case and was given immunity.

The twelfth lived a happy life, with a beautiful wife.

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