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Monday, February 18, 2008

Romance - A Totally Optional Prompt


Is our love just about romance and sex?
Or is there something else that goes with it?
Heartbreak, disappointment, for a start
Hardship, difficulty, things that don’t fit

Frustration is another obstacle
Fashion trends, a characteristic
Other people’s inappropriateness
And opinions are never realistic

Hazards, such as taking things too far
Too fast, will lead to emptiness and doubt
‘Wham bam, thank-you ma’am’, that’s not for me
I’d rather pass it by and go without

But when I only loved you from afar
Afraid my love was futile, unrequited
It must be you who were blind, and not just love
Reciprocated love got me excited

If I didn’t love you, I wouldn’t care
I wouldn’t take the time to self-assess.
The questions that are always on my mind
Wouldn’t see the light of day, if I cared less


  1. some times we find ourselves in a situation whee we have assigned entirely too much importance to the affairs of the heart... fortunately even that doesn't last.....

  2. sweettalkingguy; you know it! It must be hereditary.

  3. paisley; hello. You're not wrong, but we have to take the good with the bad. Stick with it and regret (works both ways). Or survive it and live to 'fight' another day?
    Choices, decisions, hindsight.

  4. Heart balances the mind. Both have to co-exist. Thats how I interpreted this.


  5. A nice reflective piece! Fresh rhymes, too!

  6. I really enjoyed the thoughtful theme of this romance poem. Very nice!

  7. Romance as an emotional obstacle course. You may be right.

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