I wasn’t going to post this one so soon, but I left my notebook at home and I had this saved in drafts.
This is the poem written for my interactive poetry with the words zephyr, heffer, and apocalyptic. Given to me by Memee from Memee’s Musings!
He wanted a girl
fine and gentle
until an unexpected love unfurled
and a flame kindled.
He had always imagined
someone light, like a zephyr
but instead fell for someone
he considered a heffer.
She was beautiful,
kind, and sweet.
But her body was dull
and he considered that a feat.
that if he could look past her body
maybe the way he perceived
wasn’t so shoddy.
But as time went by,
he would think of his love and regret.
All the while, he ignored his eye
and the large plank that was stuck in it.
His best times
were spent with her
but he neglected the signs
and left her.
After years of loneliness and isolation,
he realized he made this choice
with the loud, boasting voice.
This voice inside of his heart
tried to speak above the noise of his mind.
But each time it would try to start,
He would push it back and keep it confined.
He truly saw himself
for the first time in awhile.
He put the truth away up on a shelf
and lived in denial.
He too, was not a light man
he had let himself go
yet resented this woman.
For what? He didn’t know.
Finally he discovered
that love is not cryptic.
But this love he once had
Without her, he now has nothing.
His world came to an end.
The pain is intolerable and crushing.
But it’s up to her, how his life will be spent.
Maybe she’ll forgive him
for being so naive.
Or maybe she’ll forget him
and find a man who would never leave.
If you have words you would like me to use in a poem, comment on here or on my interactive poetry post and I’ll be glad to write something and link you to the post!
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