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Below is the poem entitled ASKING FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S HAND-Charles Wood which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Well-mannered and respectful holding his black hat,
the young man asks for his daughter's hand after
her caught him kissing her in his favorite chair,
but her mother tries to explain to her husband that
the innocent kiss he gave her was a sign of deep affection...
is the well-dressed teen lying to avoid conflict and tension?

Guilt troubles Brendon and Myra...they performed that forbidden act!
Why does her mother insist on the boy's good intentions: that he feels
ashamed for the horrible thing done...he couldn't control his feelings! 
Should he leave or wait for the paternal approval and become adult
in admitting that touching a virgin is worse that being stung by bees?
Who's more embarrassed by such a confrontation he or the girl stripped of worth?

They will come to a decision for their well-being and parental concern never forlorn;
and already her mom imagines herself playing with her grandchildren on the lawn,
but her dad is not convinced and wants proof of the youngster's parents wealth;
will he inherit some of their riches and treat his beautiful daughter with respect?

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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