U Win Kyi

Love (How She Became A Spinster) - Poem by U Win Kyi

She was the village's beauty.
Many other girls felt jealousy.
She was proposed by the boys...too many.
But she looked down upon those country guys.
Marrying one of them was not her style.
Their proposals she rejected and denied,
and replied with words from her sharp tongue.
They backed off in a run.
Her bark was more severe than her bite,
like cutting the heart with a knife.
Her aim was very high,
almost reaching to the sky.
It was white-horse-riding prince,
asking her of love with a kiss.
She dreamed of a sparrow becoming a phoenix.
But the prince never appeared,
and she wept silent tears.
She didn't know how to get real.
The Cindrella story was not meant for her.
As years passed, she got older and older.
On her face the wrinkles appeared.
She lived as a spinster.
Those guys raised their own families,
and she was lonely and grumpy.

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Comments about Love (How She Became A Spinster) by U Win Kyi

  • Neil Marsden (10/7/2008 10:15:00 AM)

    A very cleverly constrcuted tale of deep sadness and regret.

    No happy endings intended here, just brutal truth and insight!

    Well done!

    Take Care!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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