Dennis Lambert Poems
A Romantic's Lament
As a ROMANTIC, ladies, I used to feel just swell,
But now, to tell the truth, I simply feel like hell.
Every line tried and true, she already seems to know,
And now I know, t’is open season on this Romeo!
When I say, “My lady, let me sweep you off your feet, ”
She coldly offers broom and pan and says, “JUST sweep! ”
When I say I’ll be your knight in shining armor,
She sneers, “Polish first these pots and pans, you silly charmer! ”
In the moonlight I appear beneath her balcony,
And I have with me my sweetly flowing poetry.
“For you, a rose, my ...
Where is the land i knew so well-
The rolling hills of green?
'Twas it but a memory,
A quickly fading dream.
The waves kissed a rocky shore,
The gulls cried and swirled above,
And I could not have wanted more,
Than to be with my bonnie love.