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






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Written on 2020-08-09 at 12:51

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
This freestyle ghazal was a delightful read. I like the refrain "now she's gone" and how it reinforces the meaning each time.

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.)