Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,611 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Energy Fizzled Out (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I jumped up and down giving free advice on what all
should do for their Valentine, joyfully explaining that
expensive chocolate is top of the list, followed by
diamonds and flowers, crowned with champagne

Suspicious eyes told me the advice was unsought, only
Nathi listened with serious mien while Doctor Jokweni
laughed at my plans - my energy fizzled out much too
soon, last night's bottle of Valentine bubbly was taking

Its toll, trying to sit upright against a tide flowing down,
looking at pictures of bedrooms - amazed at the expanse
some people want, a room in a desert, a room with a
swimming pool, none of those for me,

When I lie down in sweet repose, a simple cabin will do,
small and cosy, a hideaway all private in which to feel
safe and sleep is a dream, oh how I wish
that bedroom was here!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, February 15, 2013

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