relationships

Under the Whether Or Not To Believe

UNDER THE WHETHER OR NOT TO BELIEVE

True love can weather any storm
if only you believe
in the way love can transform.
True love can weather any storm
and keep two souls warm.
To this truth I will cleave:
true love can weather any storm
if only you believe.

2016-03-15
P. Wanken

NOTE: written using the triolet form, combined with choosing the closing line of another poem to use as the starting line of my new poem. Shared at Poetic Asides for the “under the weather” prompt #344.

If I Were His Type

 
IF I WERE HIS TYPE

if I were
younger
I could have
given him children

if I were
older
he would have believed
I wasn’t expecting
to have children

if I were
thinner
I would not have been
ignored

if I were
wiser
I would not
have let him use me

if I were
dumber
I would not be
single

if I were…
his type.

2014-04-18
P. Wanken

 

Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 14: “If I Were…” 

It’s How You Spin It

 

IT’S HOW YOU SPIN IT

Some
people
have broken
my heart, others
have been my glue. I’m
grateful for both; they’ve taught
me how to love…and be loved
There are no mistakes; yes-
terday’s lessons will
help shape better
tomorrows
and to-
day.

2013-08-01
P. Wanken

 

Written for Poetic Asides #230: Mistake.