Ruth Walters

Indecent Proposal - Poem by Ruth Walters

Come live with me
and be my love?
What does this mean,
how rare?

I am no chattel
for to keep,
Could I, in fact
be spared?

Come live with me,
and be my love,
two turtle doves

How dare he ask,
how dare he try
to make a wife
of me.

He offers me his heart
and yet,
ne'er asks
if I love too.

I find him
rather sly…..
and far too plain,
to tell the truth.

I'm sure I'd have to
mend and do
and I,
a lady fair.

It seems to me
his promises
are frivolous
and snared.

Comments about Indecent Proposal by Ruth Walters

  • (2/26/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    Marriage.. the ultimate Indecent proposal. Very Amusing. I personally always believed that the person who has to put themselves other there and propose still has it easier than the one who has to turn them down. This poem is an excellent reminder of that. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/16/2012 9:05:00 AM)

    The simplicity of romantic propositions are but naivety in a simple utterance oblivious to the complexity and intricacies of relationships in reality. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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