05/04/2021 – DAY 5
Love in Age
I was a free spirit 'twas meant to be.
Wherever I wandered alone or not.
An Adventure was always there for me.
The great ones, good; bad ones, a tangled knot.
Oh! Some I learned from, some, I ran away.
Often I ran but learnt it had no sway.
Others I struggled with until I found a way.
How fragile I was then, back in my youth.
So, ernest, I was so eager to please.
Such worrying, seeking some big-time truth.
Thoughts, imaginings brought me to my knees.
I tried so hard but it was very tough.
Could only wait and cry when it got rough.
But I survived, I left, I'd had enough.
Love is complicated, can make heads spin.
Has many strands spreading out in the world.
Showing its colours making kith and kin.
Mundane mixed with magic, true love unfurled.
How can men turn their backs and walk away?
Only good men seem to want to stay.
So women seek abortion surely not the way?
Love with your soulmate seems a goal too far.
Is perhaps only obtained second time,
When we are wiser not wishing on stars.
I have given up on men and wine.
But without alcohol love can't be blind.
I think as we age we will always find,
Instinct and wisdom
means we won't be kind!
**From NaPoWriMo prompts, Day 5. I have used the poem, “I Knew A Woman.” By Theodore Roethke in order to write a new poem using the first letter from each of its 28 lines. The poem is comprised of 4 – 7 line stanzas; rhyme pattern is A/C, B/D, E/F/G.**