“30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge” is simply nostalgic!
There were days during my early teens when I let go of the streams of soliloquy, scribbled in any paper I could avail — stationary, scrap paper, and even crumpled ones . For me, writing has been a therapeutic craft since then.
For many, my poetic gift is remarkable. I’ve jotted a lot. Some were published, some were not. Reading them led me back down memory lane.
On April 1, 2014, one of my super friends got married. It wasn’t a prank though they chose the April Fools Day to mark their vows. With wedding syndrome (I’ve been a wedding person since I was first invited to take part ages ago), I was requested to sing five songs (of which two were duet renditions).
Then I wondered when my grand day would be. I don’t want it to fall on another April Fools Day, I had enough treachery from the past encounters haha! What astonished me the most was the discovery of the Taal Volcano’s real crater! What I’m pointing in the photo is the FAKE one! And oh, for more than a quarter century, I believed that this is the REAL one!
So to start with this challenge (will post two more later to fill the first two days I missed), here’s the entry: “write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme.”
To Thine true and divine love,
She anchors, she longs.
Wonder of wonders
She waits to whom she belongs.
The clock’s hands wave hello so fast.
She doesn’t know whom her heart to entrust.
Old fashioned, she values chastity,
Much more, she upholds compassion and charity.
Opted to be won, than have woes of wooing,
She patiently wait the full bloom of her calling.
Exceptional and queer,
Some men of valor
Compromise in masquerade
Lose their great ardor.
Give the men the honor to pursue,
Chivalry ought to embrace our world
Not yet obsolete,
men should be of one accord.
~Curly Wordsmith/Curly Bookworm
© 2014 LAF
Note: Photo credits to RJ Becbec.