Sonnet 611 (OctPoWriMo)

Day 16

Prompt: Love (or not!)

Form: Sonnet

Marriage of true minds is all bunkum;
On seeing impediments in its way,
It proves to be not at all fair dinkum,
With trepidation it does quail!
Nor is it as steady as the north star,
In the wide inky star spangled sky.
Easily shaken by even a tempest in a jar,
Incapable to withstand every how and why!
Love is surely Time’s fool, when beauty wans
Ravaged by its relentless march.
Love flies out of the window if visits to salons
Fail. Unable to withstand Time’s forward charge.
If at all thee thinketh love can last forever,
A bigger fool than thy, can there be never!

(Taking liberty to turn sonnet 116 on its headπŸ˜…)


33 thoughts on “Sonnet 611 (OctPoWriMo)

  1. Ha! Whoever said that love has to be an integral part of a marriage? I wonder!

    Marriage is transactional (apologies to all those who romantisize it). It is a bond between 2 people with the government as a witness that gives you the certificate for it.

    Love, on the other hand, does not need permission (not even the permission of the person you love).

    When love exists in a marriage, it’s great. It’s just not a pre-requisite or something needed to sustain it πŸ˜‰

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