Well, Valentine’s Day is all over but the dancing, so now I can safely post this poem with its “anti-romance” theme without fearing the ruination of any lovers’ dreams for the holiday. It’s written for the Poetry Challenge – Week 2 over at ClownRhymes’ wonderful poetry blog. The challenge was to use the words “…last words…” as the title, the theme, or in the poem itself. I hope you enjoy it.
Last words are forever so easy to say,
And yet they’re so hard to receive.
How could a person with so little faith
Be so instantly and easily deceived?
I try to acknowledge it every day
But there never comes any reprieve,
from knowing that I was her patsy, her rube,
for not seeing what hid up her sleeve.
Now I sit mourning, and here I will stay.
What good reason do I have to leave?
It’s my best friend that now foolishly walks in her way
and I know one day he too will grieve.
The stiletto remains in my heart ever grey,
till the day it can finally be sheathed,
when she does it to him like an instant replay
and my suffering, to him I’ll bequeath.
“You’d take her back if you could get her to stay?”
He recently said. I said “Do I look that naive?
Trust me. You dallied, and the devil you’ll pay.
Your comeuppance you’ll surely receive
and then we’ll drink wine with a perfect bouquet
and our mutual disturbance bereave.
Meanwhile I will just wait for the day
Her unfaithfulness makes you believe. ”
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