girl crazy

 

lisa, of the six brothers, six years gone

first graders in love, now she's gone

 

janet in second, blonde hair, blue eyes

round of cheek, sweet of smile, now she's gone

 

pam, what can i say, smitten i was

in fourth (and fifth) grade, now she's gone

 

ellen in sixth, those grey eyes still haunt

married a professor, so i heard, now she's gone

 

debbie, that was a mistake, not even a kiss

i have to admit, i don't mind that she's gone

 

julie, i sigh, got me through high school

then we moved on, such is life, now she's gone

 

e, age and time told us it cannot be

not in this realm, at least, now she’s gone

 

terri, robin, talana, annie and gail, serial monogamy

that was my game, now they're all gone

 

ah lynn, falling and falling, until now, marketa

you are forever, the others—now they're all gone

 

 

 

 

 





Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-08-09 at 12:51

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Yayāti
This freestyle ghazal was a delightful read. I like the refrain "now she's gone" and how it reinforces the meaning each time.
2020-08-14


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
I love this. It's book-mark-able! It's rather like Villon. Where are the snows of yesteryear? A pleasant progression to the poem. (A slightly modified ghazal, but it might in fact be better than the stricter specimens of the form.)
2020-08-09