Sara Militello

Silver Star - 4,211 Points (Tampa, Florida)

It's Foolish I Know... - Poem by Sara Militello

It's Foolish I Know...

It's foolish to be so
but that nature makes so many a fool
extols the treasure true
of the need to keep one's cool
though loving with full intensity:

For could I love you more
than in my wont to keep you near?
And could I more you adore
than with this gelid fire, Dear?

My core aglow, my fervor knows no rest;
a soul nearing its crest
and only slightly less the fool
for being so blessed.

My love for you knows nowhere an end;
cannot contemplate being 'just a friend.'
To your love I feel a slave
bordering on the common knave.

It's foolish I know...

February 16,1996

Topic(s) of this poem: unconditional love

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Even basically sensible persons sometimes fall foolishly in love...or they miss the wonder of total surrender. The poets who allow themselves to experience the gamut of experience and feeling, high and low, is twice blessedfor being able to put such feelings into words.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 1, 2018

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