Saturday, September 27, 2014

On wooing a girl


How to express love
When the flames of desire burn
Just what are the rules?

A hard lot to bear
For youth has no discernment
A new game to learn

Fear of failure is
The enemy of success
Joy turns to ashes

Sometimes it’s simple
A posy of bright flowers
and selfless warm words

Identify the goal
Polarize her in your mind
In your spring of life

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15 comments:

  1. Romance can obviously start young...although granted it can be quite a tactical affair ;)

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  2. Excellent. We followed where the words led us, and your poem is achingly true.

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  3. "Fear of failure is the enemy of success." Amen, OE, and not just in love.

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  4. It is hard, new lessons to be learned, makes for a life of success...

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  5. nice use of words turning them into a lighter expressiion of youthful romantic pursuit. ;-) Randy

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  6. A simple posy is a good start toward putting spring in romance.

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  7. Oh I love that first stanza, what are the rules? And joy does turn to ashes real fast.

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  8. But if there were rules, then it would be easy! :-)

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  9. I'd say this is pretty good advice. Of course, we all have to stumble through it on our own, don't we?

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  10. Beautifully done with the words, Old Egg. Nice!

    Pamela

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  11. You've captured that awkward stage of life so well!

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  12. Ah ... those far away days when love was still new. You wordled well.

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  13. Well done, I agree with all the others who commented!

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