What If?

What if she loves him
only in a world alive
with strange possibilities,
by no means excluding
the occasional knight in shining armor
sweeping a peasant maiden,
pure as fair,
off to his castle,
to live happily
ever after?

What if he loves her
only in a world populated
by husbands, wives, and children
with just and lasting claims,
where castles and knights
are only chess pieces,
and happiness is relative
ever after?

Poetry by Rob Graber
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Written on 2016-01-24 at 20:11

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
They're not apt to be happy with each other. Well done, Rob.

When these two worlds ....like the air masses ...meet is a tale to be told for another day. Lovely poem.

A "world populated by husbands, wives, and children?" Are these the only non-chess piece occupants of this world? I wonder where she fits in.

Oh yessir! I am completely enjoying this thought process..

And what if all the fantastic complexities of love and reality were written in binary code, to be read aloud in ones and zeroes? Surely it is not so dualistic and reductive. Cheer up. Love is elastic and resilient. I imagine it can weave itself through all the what ifs.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Maybe - she has gone to adulthood - releasing that myth - is fake - nowt to do with reality - only to be found in a Hollywood flick