Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,249 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

From Sad Experience I Do Know (English Ballade)


(after Dorothy Parker)

Love causes far more pain
than mere sticks and stones
and when from your life she is gone
her memories and sometimes spite remains

Choir:
From sad experience I do know
that there might not be a more painful woe
than a female’s scorn, her anger and hate
and be very careful before it’s too late.

If you do not truly love her, then be aware
as with her you do really dare
as a female is a really dangerous pet
that does not have the ability to forget.

Even if your love is past and through
you are still trapped in a kind of fix,
she will throw at you more harmful things than bricks,
she will ransom you to what she thinks is due.

[Reference: “Ballade of the unfortunate man” by Dorothy Parker.]

Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

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