Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I fell in love

I’ve loved, lusted, been enamored
Been loved, been on both sides of unrequited love

When I was just five I first fell in love
But my daddy said, “He’s no good; his dad’s a drunk”

When I was ten I fell in love
With a boy in my class
But my daddy said, “He’s no good; he’s black.”

When I was 16 I feel in love
But I quickly found out he was just being nice

When I was 17 I fell in love
But I realized he wanted only one thing

When I was 18 I fell in love
But my dad said, “He’s no good for you.
He’s a wanderer with a motorcycle.”

When I was 21 I fell in love
And it was so real and right,
But he was scared. He fled.

When I was 25 I fell in love
But the support and love ended; I left.

When I was 37 I fell in love online,
But he was married
And in real time, we didn’t click

When I was 40 I fell in love
It was sporadic and he wasn’t ready to commit
As I wasn’t “the one.”

When I was 43 I fell in love
and he treated me like a princess,
but I wasn’t ready to be royalty,
so I sent him away.

At 45 I fell in love
but I didn’t have the right
For his heart was not available.

And now, I’m not in love.
And it is okay. Next??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cute Jo...i kept wondering if it was a serious poem or funny and then you cleared it up at the end...."next" ..very cute..