Day Williams

Gold Star - 4,893 Points (June 2,1954 / Fresno, California)

Love Slipped By - Poem by Day Williams

My truck broke down in Nashville, and my coins
Would not have bought a slice of cherry pie;
I hitched a pickup ride to cool Des Moines
And shaved some vagrants in a poker dive.

Claire loved me well, or so she said, until
She left me for an Elvis lookalike;
He had the sneer, the sequins, boots and pills,
And he could croon a love song to a mike.

When I recall her round red Irish face,
I want to sock his nose and watch him bleed:
He never understood his proper place
And never did respect a man in need.

Cards I control: I deal them low or high:
I wish I had not let that love slip by.

Topic(s) of this poem: lost love, love, romance

Form: Sonnet

Comments about Love Slipped By by Day Williams

  • Walter CrawfordWalter Crawford (6/18/2017 4:34:00 PM)

    Very mundane - better luck next time (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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