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Witches Pull Switches

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Witches Pull Switches

A light bulb screwed in, then turn on switch witch.
We all can learn from experience.
But you can also experience what you learn.
Time and again learning something the wrong way has caused disaster.
Wiring an engine the wrong way will keep it from running.
Just as loving the wrong person can cause heartbreak.

The night you saw her with another man was heartbreak.
You wanted to yell at her and call her a witch.
Then after all the hassle you were tired from running.
You felt like you had learned from this experience.
Another relationship, another disaster.
Going through all of this, what did you learn?

Thinking on all relationships, what could you learn?
For one thing, try not to ever experience heartbreak.
If you do then there could be disaster.
And could bring lots of pain from some lovely witch.
And believe me, this you don't want to experience.
You will just find more witches and keep on running.

When you leave a witch keep on running.
And never slow down son, this lesson learn.
Because between the two of you, she has more experience.
And can cause you much more pain and heartbreak.
After all, she has the powers of a lovely witch.
And if she uses them, beware of disaster.

Remember multiples can be disaster.
They will keep you tired and running.
Especially when there's more than one witch.
And oh how she wants to use you, so learn!
This can leave you lonely and with heartbreak.
Only she can benefit from this experience.

So, let me tell you about my experience.
In my life, more than once, there was total disaster.
There was pain, sorrow, and yes, heartbreak.
Women kept me on the ball and running.
Do you think that I heeded advise and would learn?
Absolutely not! What fun is that when you play with a witch?

Experience may keep you from running.
Disaster could help you to learn.
HEARTBREAK IS DEFINITELY...having more than one lovely witch!!!!!

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:43:00 PM
    LOL a hard form and to bring humor to it quite unusual! Thanks for stopping by my writes! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 9:13:00 AM
    Hey good luck in the contest.. this is great and I know Jared will enjoy this one ... good luck in the contest with this winner already..great topic and theme... unusual and unique.. u nailed the Sestina.. I have written 5 of them so far... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 10:06:00 AM
    I agree with Carolyn, there are certainly witches in both sexes, I am a Warlock!!!!.:-].... Wonderful poem you have submitted for my contest, Thank you.... Good luck my friend.....:JP}

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 9:10:00 AM
    Guess "witches" can be found in both sexes. Heartbreak seems to harden our hearts and make us less welcome to receiving love again. Very interesting perspective in your poem, Marty. Love, Carolyn