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!
Gung-ho, attractive and daring Unexpectedly arriving with an overflowing portmanteau Eager to occupy the vacant space Stealthily making way to the heart on the bias Tricky love puzzled mind also does abduct!
Making its arrival known with a lot of fanfarE The lips flutter in a smile like a blooM The silly heart dances with gustO Tattooing only one name in the chesT Then suddenly it leaves without an alibI The mind again feels like a stupid bozO Taken on the same old ride once agaiN.
Lillian says: I challenge you to either write a poem that in some way relates to a puzzle you’ve been faced with, or includes the word “puzzle”; or try your hand at an Acrostic; or extra points if you write an Acrostic Plus!
Bone-weary but contented, when you return
you bring the vast seas to my doorstep
roaring capriciously and then tranquil, by turns
The tempestuous tides are forever interwoven
moving rhythmically with your heartbeats
responding automatically to the pull and push of the moody moon
The coarseness of the sand I feel on your palms
tingles my senses with gentle abrasion
The unfathomable depth of the oceans
reflects in your eyes
hiding subtly the underlying passion
I taste the sweetness of the brackish seas on your lips
a taste defying any definition
The sea and the moon are forever bound
sometimes close, at others afar
leaving my landlocked home awash with sea spray always.