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A Little Ditty

O! love to me is but a season –
Seldom does it overstay,
And tho' I pain to seek a reason,
Like the dream, it fades away

To leave me once again in awe
Of how the heart can render raw
In loss of love; but then to soar

Atop anew! – and hail adieu!
To her who fled from chance I gave
To see us wed: Then on,
To court another fairer face –
And lose again in end of chase!

I curse the seasons evermore –
They tease me thro' their metaphor:
Starting fresh, their vigour young,
Yet oversoon, the ditty sung.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011










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Submitted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Edited: Sunday, October 06, 2013


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  • * Sunprincess * (3/22/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    ........beautifully written....love the rhyming...enjoyed much with lots of loves...

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  • Bri Edwards (2/14/2014 2:18:00 PM)

    Mark's Love Vs. Bri's Love

    Piled eighteen high and fourteen wide,
    Mark's R aining love, above, does betide.
    But methinks 'tis more like a tsunami wave,
    threatening both the weak........ AND the brave.

    How oft I've said I love you to numerous gals,
    and then had the wind abandon my love-sails.
    Adrift once more on the Sea.......of Loneliness,
    forced (for a while) to put up with only-me-ness.

    One difference 'seems' to separate his loves from mine;
    I've wed four times, while on Mark's hand no ring did shine.
    There HAVE been a few who escaped me before the ring;
    and yet some of THOSE [also] sampled my charming dingaling.

    (February 14,2014)

    Mark, you have inspired me! thanks for the poem, which i DID enjoy. :) bri

    i especially enjoyed these lines:

    Of how the heart can render raw
    In loss of love; but then to soar

    Atop anew! – and hail adieu!

    i generally don't like love poems, but this one was a bit unique; i've sent to MyPoemList.

  • Modou George (1/23/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    That first three stanzas are ptofound

  • Herman Dexter (11/10/2013 2:46:00 AM)

    great words! We tried them in a song: http: //www.ohmstudio.com/session/99045/funky-ninja-season-love#comment-form

  • Patricia Grantham (1/4/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Fellow Poet: I loved it immensely, Real good! Thanks

  • Lenore Lee (12/12/2011 9:32:00 PM)

    This is a fanastic poem which I loved. Hearts are so very often broken but can heal just as often. It is true that in our heartache we can sometimes let the simplest things upset us; such as the different seasons.

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 11:11:00 AM)

    'Tis a g'd poem! I like this one! ! !

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