A Rubaiyat: Love Wins Again

The Rubaiyat poetry form for dVerse Poets Pub.


He was the man they loved to hate

For reasons one can’t clearly state.

A lonely man without a friend,

It seemed like much too cruel a fate.

 

A wealthy man who dared not spend

This one rule he would not bend

One day he met a girl named Kate

And fell in love end over end

 

She liked him too, and could not wait

For him to ask her for a date

And so it went until the day

He found out Kate was jail-bait.

 

Too young was she to have a man

All he could say was damn, damn, damn.

They kissed goodbye and parted ways

But not before they hatched a plan.

 

One rainy night they ran away

Together always, night and day

He spent his money, wild and free

It’s true, their love was meant to be.

 

 

SusanMarie Shuman/ SusanWritesPrecise

 

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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