There used to be a piece of poetry of love here.

But the love had been taken for granted...


A Professional Law Corporation 


Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 

Dear Mr. Liem H. Do:

Thank You.
"As I have indicated in our written offer, if we have to litigate this case then we will ask for Mrs. Vo's attorney's fees and costs."
Is that all you care for?
I would love to give you permission to my medical file, in which you will find the very fact that my wife's innate controlling has taken a toll on me. 


The kind-hearted doctors there truly care for me not only as a patient but also as their loved American poet. Their medical statement is that for my health/well-being I must leave this marriage. I feared that my youngest son would drop out of High School, I endured Monique's torments (instigating fights in front of our kids in her own terms, at her own time and place).

Prayerfully yours,
Linh Duy Vo

CC: Judges at court hearing if it will ever take place.
Original E-Mail From LIEM H. DO & ASSOCIATES
A Professional Law Corporation 
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Date Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM,> wrote:

Dear Mr. Vo:
Thank you for returning my call. On March 23, 2010 I sent you a Response to your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and a written offer to settle your marital dispute. I appreciate your response by April 2, 2010. If I do not receive your response to our offer by April 2, 2010 , I will have to assume that you are not interested in our offer and will proceed with litigation. As I have indicated in our written offer, if we have to litigate this case then we will ask for Mrs. Vo's attorney's fees and costs.
If you want to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me. I sincerely hope that this marital dissolution can be resolved amicably and without the unnecessary costs and expenses of litigation.
Respectfully Yours,
Liem h. Do
A Professional Law Corporation 
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My Note: As the saying goes, "a poet is one who dares standing naked...," may this sharing impact all divorced Papas San on a positive note. Whatever circumstances that caused you to experience life in such a pain, you are not alone. --LV



A long time ago,  he passed by a theater billboard

The pictures of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor ,

The film was called "Divorce" subtitled in Vietnamese

He was a fifth grader in a serene coastal city

He thought to himself, "It's weird."

He had never heard the word "li dị" before

"Huh, it's just a movie," he was saying to himself .


Years later in his adulthood, America

He saw the billboards in his adopted land

"Divorce, fast, low fee," wow, he sighed.


Many years of happy marriage

He absorbed the western culture -- being a "gentleman,"

Yielding to his spouse for the love of her and the children.

But then a bout of depression struck

The therapist discovered the link of his suppression,

He has long given in to her automatic controlling...


He has asked her to help him, giving up "her way or no way"

"If you don't want to be controlled, then let's get divorced..."

"I love our children too much not to be near them," he entreated.

"Well, I have decided," said his lovely wife.

A cancer suddenly eats up his heart...


Linh Duy Vo

Christmas 2005  

Poet's Note: Buddha said that life is an ocean of pains.  I am born to swim in it.  It is hoped that the poem helps others to be aware of their depression and see a doctor. The American soldiers who came home from the Vietnam War, and now from Iraq.



My Good Friend,

I remember well as if it were yesterday, when I was in 12th grade, taking a philosophy class: If we believe there is no God, we will not gain anything. But if there is a God, our belief in Him is just priceless.

I believe that God has blessed me with being able to share with you the basic happiness of being a married man:

May God Bless you with a wife who cooks for you with love instead of squandering money eating out almost every day (fast food is mentioned here, too).
May God bless you with great happiness each night you have a hot home-cooked meal with your children and their loving Mother, your beloved spouse.
May God Bless you with a woman who is not watching you typing your emails, regardless to whom you write -- she trusts your faithfulness to her. (And, not eavesdropping on your phone calls -- "interrogating" who called and whom you called).
May God Bless you with an angelic woman who supports your worldly desire in the realm of charity of humanity, your talents for healing works... And one who possesses not an "oppositional character."

May God Bless you with a blessed strength in believing that if your wife is to leave you, then there is nothing you can do about it. Why be suspicious of her intention when it has not yet happened -- you will know it when she bids you good-bye...

In the mean time, may God Bless you with being a man of strength in not expecting your spouse to pitch in on your chores such as changing the tires, replacing a new roof, dealing with your community, etc., etc. You take pride in doing those alone.

Just a thought...

With love and respect,




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