Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Commiting to 'I Do'



Today's Poetic Blooming form challenge is the Quintain Cascade.
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You make me say and do some things I thought I never would
The naughty and the nice become you more than most, ‘tis true
That day when I first met you my intentions were so good
How much you’ve taught me while I thought that I was teaching you
I want to be your student, love, all of my lifetime through

You lavish me with kisses and the innocence of words
And darling, you stir me in ways like nobody else could
You are the smallest, biggest blessing in the whole wide world
My, my, when I first held you I knew love was pure and good
You make me say and do some things I thought I never would

You teach me how to linger longer while throngs thunder by
I’ve fallen quite in love with living, all because of you
And often when the day would be gray with life’s weary sigh
You startle me with laughter like nobody else can do
The naughty and the nice become you more than most, ‘tis true

Sometimes I fail you; but you are oblivious to ‘can’t’
There is no quitting, even when love is misunderstood
You put your arms around me in the middle of a rant
And hold nothing against me even though I know you could
The day when I first met you my intentions were so good

You are not cumbered with the care of what others might say
And time is of no matter; ‘will you help me find my shoe?’
‘Will you read me a story?’ Where, oh where, along the way,
Do we become too rushed to lie beneath time’s sky-high blue?
How much you’ve taught me while I thought that I was teaching you

Master, mistress of your domain, love’s biggest, smallest charge
God knows I’m quite unfit to commit to the likes of you
Yet, since we’ve met you’ve taught me to love and live, free and large
Though I am middle-age and you are only half-past two
I want to be your student, love, all of my lifetime through

© Janet Martin



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